Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Marcellus, Richard L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industrial Engineering

LCSH

Production scheduling--Simulation methods||Flexible manufacturing systems--Simulation methods

Abstract

This thesis presents a simulation approach for solving the problem of managing and controlling the operational policies in a Flexible Manufacturing System. Specifically, the problem addressed is the determination of effective vehicle control policies for different job scheduling rules. The problem is given a precise form and the relevant factors of the problem are discussed. A Flexible Manufacturing System layout is designed and a simulation model is developed incorporating all the necessary factors stated in the problem. Results from simulation runs are subjected to statistical tests and important performance measures are determined. The operational policies are evaluated after analyzing all the performance measures.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [118]-120)

Extent

xiv, 120 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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