Evaluation of scheduling rules in flexible manufacturing systems via simulation

Tung Sun Chan

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This paper explores the operational problems of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) through simulation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate various combinations of scheduling rules in the FMS system, i.e. given a set of dispatching rules applied at the workstations, the effect of different machine selection rules to the system performance are analysed. Various measures, such as makespan, lead time, machine utilisation, net profit, time delay and inventory level at local input buffer are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Modelling
  • Scheduling
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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