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A Model for Evaluating Manufacturing System Time Performances

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



In a manufacturing system, time performances are measures of system response speed to external influences. This speed depends on the resource allocation process (materials, equipment, labour) which is driven by finished‐product forecasts. Describes two essential steps, in order to develop a model for evaluating time performances which is able to detect crucial resources. The first step is represented by analysing forecast characteristics; the second step is expressed by a definition of the environment of manufacturing resources. The model, depicted in its structure and in its relationships with the most common business tools, has been tested in a number of manufacturing firms and the results are also shown.



Castagna, R. and Galli, M. (1992), "A Model for Evaluating Manufacturing System Time Performances", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 15-21.




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