A simulation study of automated guided vehicle dispatching

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This paper reports a simulation study to investigate the relative performance of five automated guided vehicle (AGV) dispatching rules. The study found that distance-based rules are most effective while AGV attribute-based rules are least effective. Both AGV speed and the number of AGVs in use are factors critically affecting the performance of a flexible manufacturing system. This paper demonstrates that computer simulation is a viable tool for assisting FMS design and evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalRobotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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