The integration of FMS within existing factory systems

  • D. Little
Conference paper


Whilst the number of cells and systems designed for flexible manufacture have increased dramatically in the last five years, the majority installed within the U.K. are essentially producers of components which have to be assembled to other items produced by conventional means within the factory. The implementation of FMS is unlikely to improve overall company performance to the level expected until a strategy is adopted for their integration within the existing factory systems.


Flexible Manufacture System Advance Manufacture Technology Mixed Model Assembly Line Time Bucket Flexible Manufacturing Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Little
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  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

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