A framework for analyzing flexibility of generic objects

  title={A framework for analyzing flexibility of generic objects},
  author={Guy Fitzgerald and Miryam Barad and Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou and Ghada Alaa},
Flexibility is a loosely defined term used in a number of application areas with different and frequently contradicting views. In this paper, adopting as a starting point the use of the term in the manufacturing and information systems domains, we present a framework for the examination of generic objects utilizing cloud diagrams. We first portray the potential flexibility of a designed object and then its actual flexibility expressing its ability to adapt to changes. Examples of its use… CONTINUE READING

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