Integrated Analytical Modeling for Production Systems Coupled With Material Handling Systems

@article{Zhou2014IntegratedAM,
  title={Integrated Analytical Modeling for Production Systems Coupled With Material Handling Systems},
  author={Zhichao Zhou and Lin Li and Jie Lin},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={1067-1076}
}
Production system modeling is critical for design, control, analysis, and management of manufacturing systems. Conventionally, many researchers make two major assumptions when the production system modeling is conducted: 1) the first machine is never starved, and 2) the last machine is never blocked. These assumptions actually separate the production system… CONTINUE READING