Design rules of flexible assembly and inspection cells

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Every leading institution and manufacturing company in the world is dealing with some aspects of flexible automation. This is because they have found that designing and making goods and products on order rather than for stock is the key issue in cutting manufacturing costs and lead time, and eventually staying in business in the future. This paper discusses the way in which this above outlined goal can be implemented in the assembly business, as well as giving design rules on how to design flexible assembly and inspection cells and systems. The rules are justified by solid model simulation and the author's industrial and laboratory experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-109
Number of pages29
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Management Science and Operations Research


  • CIM
  • FMS
  • Flexible assembly
  • production control
  • robotics


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