The Operation of Manufacturing Systems

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


The operation of a manufacturing system is the complex task of planning the material and information flows in the system. Proper material flow is what enables a manufacturing system to produce products on time and in sufficient quantity. It is a direct consequence of the system’s information flows: command information from human planners or from planning software presribes the material flow in the system, while sensory information about the status of the system’s resources is used to decide on the appropriate commands. The fundamental activity in the operation of a manufacturing system is thus determining the commands which prescribe the material flow in the system.


Completion Time Manufacture System Efficient Frontier Shop Floor Safety Stock 
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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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