A method for the concurrent design and analysis of networked manufacturing systems

Milisavljevic-Syed, Jelena, Commuri, Sesh, Allen, Janet K and Mistree, Farrokh
(2019) A method for the concurrent design and analysis of networked manufacturing systems. ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION, 51 (4). pp. 699-717.

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Multistage manufacturing processes (MMPs) require multiple stations and operations. Traditionally, analysis of MMPs focused on material planning and control strategies. For a given MMP, the effect of the strategy on the volume and rate of production, ability to handle product type variability, and the effects of process variability on production rate, on-process inventory, etc., have been studied individually. Such approaches, while necessary, do not address the combined effects of MMP design choices on the final product quality. In this article, a method based on the compromise decision support problem and stream of variation model is proposed to provide a way to evaluate suitable designs for the implementation of MMPs. Using the dimensional quality of the product as a measure of quality, the proposed method is illustrated using a three-stage MMP in an automobile panel stamping process while considering the conflicting requirements of diagnosability and controllability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multistage manufacturing, decision support, tooling and sensing
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 10:44
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:52
DOI: 10.1080/0305215X.2018.1484121
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3087058