سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: اولین کنفرانس بین المللی و هفتمین کنفرانس ملی مهندسی ساخت و تولید
تعداد صفحات: ۱۴
Mahmood Hoshmand – Faculty of Industrial Engineering , Sharif University ofTechnology
Morteza Abbasi – PHD Student of Industrial Engineering , Sharif University ofTechnology
This paper presents Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS) characteristics through comparison with conventional manufacturing systems in order to state necessity of design a new manufacturing system i.e. RMS. A RMS is a new paradigm that focuses on manufacturing a high variety of products at the same system. This system is a new type of manufacturing cell, with characteristics of reconfigurability, reusability and scalability, needs to achieve the agile manufacturing system (AMS). Products required by customers are classified into several product families, each of which is a set of similar products. A reconfigurable manufacturing system manages to satisfy customers, with each family correspondingto one configuration of the RMS. Then the products belonging to the same family will be produced by the RMS under the corresponding Configuration. The manufacturingsystem possesses the reconfigurable function for different families. In an RMS there are three important issues: the optimal configurations in the design, the optimal selection policy in the utilization, and the performance measure in the improvement. This paper proposes a framework for a stochastic model of an RMS, which involves the above issues. Two optimization problems and the performancemeasure stemmed from the issues are formulated.