Process Specification for Flexible Manufacture

  • C. Hastie
  • J. D. Lock


Conventional process planning systems are ill suited to truly flexible manufacture. They tend to tie processes to particular configurations of particular machines. The Napier flexible manufacturing system (FMS), an attempt to bring FMS to the small job shop, cannot afford to be so constrained. By organizing the process information along the levels of decision in process planning, it is possible to contain the problem and to obtain some immunity to changes in workload and system configuration.


Machine Tool Process Plan Flexible Manufacturing System Machine Type British Standard Institution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Hastie
    • 1
  • J. D. Lock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringNapier College of Commerce and TechnologyEdinburghUK

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