Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 6 Issue 5


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Reporting requirements and performance measures in integrated approximate factory modelling

Keith Popplewell, Yu Bing

Simulation is an established method of predicting, in detail, theperformance of manufacturing systems at the shop or cell level. Recentdevelopments in computer hardware…

Rough modelling of logistics networks

Ulla Seppälä, Jan Holmström

The problems associated with supply chains are seldom simply andeasily understood. Many tools and algorithms have been developed to helpdecision makers, but the…


Simulation for analysis of scheduling rules for a flexible manufacturing system

S.K. Goyal, Kapil Mehta, Rambabu Kodali, S.G. Deshmukh

In today′s rapidly changing market environment it has becomenecessary for manufacturing systems to have quick response times andhigh flexibility. This has led to the…


Using simulation to predict system performance: a case study of an electro‐phoretic deposition plant

Felix T.S. Chan

Describes a computer simulation technique which has been applied tomodel an automotive manufacturing system in order to predict the systemperformance under an increasing…


A strategic approach to integrated product design for small – to medium‐sized companies

Paul S. Wu, Tam Hon Yuen, Zhao Fuliang

Examines the research of integrated product design. Several designstrategies and methodologies have been proposed, yet none of them isparticularly suitable for small‐to…




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