Cooperative dispatching - exploiting the flexibility of an FMS by means of incremental optimization

Ralf W. Seifert, Susumu Morito

    研究成果: Article査読

    15 被引用数 (Scopus)


    We present a new control scheme for releasing parts into a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) that is based on incremental optimization. Our objective is to exploit the available routing flexibility of parts in an enhanced manner by viewing part release as an assignment problem using system status information. In particular, we propose an `intelligent' part release mechanism with some look-ahead and optimization features in order to allow for optimization-based `cooperation' of workcenters. The cooperative dispatching concept is implemented in an object-oriented computer simulation model, and experiments with a varying degree of average routing flexibility are performed. The experimental results are used for a statistical analysis of the benefits of cooperative dispatching versus the common approach of standard dispatching. Finally, we investigate the robustness of the presented FMS control scheme in the case of random machine breakdowns.

    ジャーナルEuropean Journal of Operational Research
    出版ステータスPublished - 2001 2月 15

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 情報システムおよび情報管理
    • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ
    • 統計学、確率および不確実性
    • 応用数学
    • モデリングとシミュレーション
    • 輸送


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