A real-time, rule-based fms operation control strategy in cim environment-part i

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Conventional manufacturing system scheduling methods (even when run on superfast computers) cannot be considered appropriate in a real-time controlled C'lM environment because of their inability to react quickly and in an 'intelligent' way to dynamic changes in the controlled system. The paper gives a brief overview of the scheduling problem in CIM/FMS architectures, demonstrates different methods of scheduling by showing algorithms and results, as well as outlining and demonstrating some new ways of dynamic scheduling. Part 1 gives a summary of the most important design rules enabling the implementation of a truly dynamic FMS operation control strategy I discusses methods such as loading sequence, balancing, capacity planning and others, and concludes by outlining anew, dynamic scheduling concept and scheduling rules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-72
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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