Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 8 Issue 4


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A hybrid simulation system for manufacturing processes

Lykourgos Petropoulakis, Luisa Giacomini

Describes the motivation, the initial implementation and tests carried out during the development of a combined discrete‐time and continuous‐simulation system intended…


A decision support system for container design in production systems

Santhanam Harit, G. Don Taylor, C. Ray Asfahl

Describes a user‐friendly decision support tool to select near optimal containers for specific manufacturing scenarios relative to all the constraints associated with the…


The consideration of production aspects during product design stages

Johann C.K.H. Riedel, Kulwant S. Pawar

Reports on research based on the results of a survey of design management in the UK mechanical engineering industry. Considers the issue of which aspects of production…


Cellular decomposition of manufacturing facilities using resource elements

Nabil N.Z. Gindy, Tsvetan M. Ratchev

The decomposition of production facilities into efficient cells is one of the areas attracting increasing research attention due to the performance benefits which cellular…


A sequential model for concurrent expansion in machinery and buildings using reinvested earnings

Adeyemi Aderoba

Gradual phasing out of manual methods through sequential substitution of machines may well represent the only viable manufacturing strategy option for many job shops…


Fieldbus technology based, distributed control in process industries: a case study with LonWorks Technology

N.P. Mahalik, P.R. Moore

During recent years, in the field of real‐time instrumentation and process control, there has been a trend away from centralized control system. Distributed control by…



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