A hierarchical approach to solving machine grouping and loading problems of flexible manufacturing systems

@inproceedings{Stecke2003AHA,
  title={A hierarchical approach to solving machine grouping and loading problems of flexible manufacturing systems},
  author={Kathryn E. Stecke},
  year={2003}
}
A flexible manufacturing system (FMS) is an integrated system of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, each having an automatic tool interchange capability, and all connected by an automated material handling system. One or more computers control most real-time functions. Flexible manufacturing is realized to be an efficient alternative to conventional manufacturing that allows simultaneous machining of small to medium batches of a variety of part types. Parts can flow through… CONTINUE READING
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