The Design of Manufacturing Systems

  • George Chryssolouris
Part of the Springer Texts in Mechanical Engineering book series (MES)


The manufacture of products in the modern industrial world requires the combined and coordinated efforts of people, machinery, and equipment. Thus, a manufacturing system can be defined as a combination of humans, machinery and equipment that are bound by a common material and information flow. The materials input to a manufacturing system are raw materials and energy. Information is also input to a manufacturing system, in the form of customer demand for the system’s products. The outputs of a manufacturing system can likewise be divided into materials, such as finished goods and scrap, and information, such as measures of system performance.


Decision Variable Manufacturing System Goal Node Flexible Manufacture System Hill Climbing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing and ProductivityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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