Optimal Design of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

  • Ulrich A. W. Tetzlaff

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-5
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      Pages 5-11
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      Pages 11-14
  3. Analyzing the Design Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-22
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      Pages 22-26
  4. Tools and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
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      Pages 29-51
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    4. Ulrich A. W. Tetzlaff
      Pages 163-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 166-190

About this book


Flexible manufacturing systems are complex production systems with considerable high investment costs. This book intends to show the reader how the design of such a system can be optimized. Thereby it addresses the academic world in management science and industrial engineering as well as system planners in industry. First the design problems are analysed in detail and a planning concept is presented. Afterwards possible tools for the design process are described, as there are: mathematical programming, queueing networks, computer simulation, perturbation analysis, petri nets, group technology, and knowledge based systems. The major part of the book, however, concerns the description of existing optimization models based on mathematical programming. Each model is explained and discussed in detail and for new models, developed by the author, numerical examples are given. Finally some distinct guidelines are presented which help the system planners to select the appropriate model for their planning problems.


algorithms management management science manufacturing mathematical programming optimal design optimization production production systems simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrich A. W. Tetzlaff
    • 1
  1. 1.Walter A. Haas School of BusinessUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0516-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-50317-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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