Optimization of product flows in flexible manufacturing systems
|Author||: Joost van Pinxten|
|Promotor(s)||: Prof.dr.ir. T. Basten en dr.ir. M.C.W. Geilen|
|University||: Eindhoven University of Technology|
|Year of publication||: 2018|
|Link to repository||: Eindhoven University of Technology repository|
This dissertation provides designers and engineers with several tools to analyse and optimize the system behaviour of FMSs. Trade-offs between productivity and quality can be decided at run-time by effectively ordering the received batches. The on-line sheet scheduler increases productivity due to more effective exploration of scheduling options for 2-re-entrant flow shops. The input optimization, parametric critical path analysis, and parametric scheduling characterization are applicable to systems having events with minimal and maximal time lags.