Life cycle engineering approach to FMS development

Pingtao Yan, Meng Chu Zhou, Reggie Caudill

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This paper presents a life cycle engineering approach to the development of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). FMS machine selection and decisions along its life are considered. The latter include, for example, how many times a particular FMS component should be upgraded. Life cycle decision-making is based on cost, benefit, and environmental impact of an FMS. The proposed approach provides a new way to develop cost-effective, high-quality, and environmentally conscious FMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
StatePublished - 2000
EventICRA 2000: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 28 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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