Joseph J. Talavage

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This paper studies static complexity in manufacturing systems. We enumerate factors innuencing static complexity, and deene a static complexity measure in terms of the processing requirements of parts to be produced and machine capabilities. The measure suggested for static complexity in manufacturing systems needs only the information available from(More)
Since their introduction, network simulation languages have provided modelling concepts which are both powerful and easy to use. Yet current implementations of these languages are limited in that they do not provide explicit concepts for representing complex behavior such as decision-making encountered in many real-world systems. This lack of flexibility(More)
This paper offers a solution to the simulation model decomposition problem discussed briefly in Overstreet and Nance [1] and elaborated in detail in Overstreet [2]. The solution scheme involves the use of principal components analysis. We offer an example of the technique on a simple directed graph and then demonstrate the method on a small model given in(More)
This paper formalizes the notion of flexibility in sequential decision making and investigates conditions under which the use of flexibility as an additional criterion may be justified. The correlations between flexibility and value, and flexibility and risk, are studied under various assumptions of uncertainty and information. A number of approaches to(More)
Computerized Manufacturing Systems have been developed in order to deal with the growing specialization of modern products. These systems provide a capability to economically produce small to medium quantities of a wide variety of parts which demand exacting tolerances. Through the minimization of human interactions, these systems have provided engineers(More)