سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی و هفتمین کنفرانس ملی مهندسی ساخت و تولید
تعداد صفحات: ۸
M.R Abdi – Bradford University School of Management,Operations and Information Management Group
Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMSs) are designed to rapidly produce a variety of product types in the shortest time and at the lowest cost without sacrificing quality. The products must be grouped into families based on their operational similarities before manufacturing. Accordingly, possible alternatives of product families for the RMS configurations must be evaluated and analysed within a reconfiguration link between market and manufacturing. The product families selected for the production range will be then passed into the RMS tactical design stage for the allocation of manufacturing facilities. This paper investigates the key elements for the products analysis and develops a hierarchically structured framework for determining the product families of an RMS design. In particular, the Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) is developed for the evaluation of product families for transformable production and reconfigurable manufacturing. The reconfigurable AHP model is proposed to take into account both quantitative and qualitative measures of manufacturing and market criteria for the selection of the most preferred product family. The proposed AHP model is verified through an industrial case study through the parametrical analysis of criteria using the Expert Choice software .