Self Organization Shop Floor Control

  • G. Halevi
  • Pedro Filipe Cunha

Shop floor control in batch type manufacturing environment is regarded by the current research community as a very complex task. This paper claims that the complexity is a result of the system approach were inflexible decisions are being made at a too early stage in the manufacturing process. It proposes a method that introduces flexibility and dynamics and thus simplifies the decision making in production planning. The SFC method, which is a module of production management system, proposes that in order to introduce flexibility routings should be regarded as a variable. Each expert will generate routine that meets his needs at the time of need and thereby increase dramatically manufacturing efficiency.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Halevi
    • 1
  • Pedro Filipe Cunha
    • 2
  1. 1.Technion - Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
  2. 2.Escola Superior de TecnologiaInstituto Politécnico de SetúbalEstefanilhaPortugal

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