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Manufacturing Algebra: a new mathematical tool for discrete-event modelling of manufacturing systems

  • Enrico Canuto
  • Francesco Donati
  • Maurizio Vallauri
Part of the Advances in Computing Science book series (ACS)

Abstract

The Manufacturing Algebra was developed during several years of research and more recently within the ESPRIT Basic Research HIMAC-8141 (Hierarchical Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems). For a comprehensive list of publications see the enclosed References. The Manufacturing Algebra is a methodology specifically conceived for investigating and modelling discrete manufacturing systems at various degrees of accuracy. Such an endeavour was motivated by the apparent limitations of the current approaches-first of all Queueing Theory and Petri Nets-whenever applied to the field of engineering here considered. In fact they were adapted to manufacturing problems, but not originally tailored to meet their requirements, whereas that is an essential feature of the Manufacturing Algebra.

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Event Sequence Production Unit Object Type Resource Unit Input Event 
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  • Enrico Canuto
  • Francesco Donati
  • Maurizio Vallauri

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