Complex Materials Handling and Assembly Systems Final Report Multicommodity Network Flow Optimization in Flexible Manufacturing Systems

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The problem of choosing an optimal mix of operating strategies in a flexible manufacturing system is solved by a network flow optimization approach. Mathematical methods which exploit the structure of the problem to generate manufacturing strategies are outlined. Numerical results show that the method produces results which agree with intuition and simulation for twoand fourworkstation systems.

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@inproceedings{Githu1976ComplexMH, title={Complex Materials Handling and Assembly Systems Final Report Multicommodity Network Flow Optimization in Flexible Manufacturing Systems}, author={Joseph Githu and Stanley B. Gershwin and Michael Athans and John E. Ward and Arthur Giordani}, year={1976} }