A fuzzy integrated decision-making support system for scheduling of FMS using simulation

A. Kazerooni, Tung Sun Chan, K. Abhary

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In the complex environment of an automated manufacturing system, decision-making is one of the most important and difficult tasks of a manager in general or a scheduler in particular. Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) are highly automated and expensive systems. The high investment cost of a FMS justifies the use of computer simulation support. This paper investigates the operational problems of FMSs through simulation, and different combinations of scheduling rules are evaluated by a fuzzy integrated decision-making support system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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