Process Specification for Flexible Manufacture
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.
KeywordsMachine Tool Process Plan Flexible Manufacturing System Machine Type British Standard Institution
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