Measurement of reconfiguration level based on manufacturing firms design and agility

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Abstract

Nowadays, Manufacturing firms face a very highly turbulent market. A reconfigurable manufacturing firm is one designed for this purpose to new circumstances of the system's components. Components could be machines, materials handling equipments, etc. Although most reconfigurable manufacturing systems researches involve modeling, restructuring, simulation and reprogramming of manufacturing system, they didn't depend on the agility level and the current state of manufacturing firms. The objective of this paper is to measure the level of reconfiguration over time based on the current agility level and manufacturing firms design. To achieve this objective, a measurement of needed reconfiguration level will be presented based on these issues using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The proposed approach will be demonstrated through using an illustrated example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Conference Proceedings
Pages76-81
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 19 2007May 23 2007

Other

OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period5/19/075/23/07

Keywords

  • Performance evaluation
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Reconfiguration level measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Garbie, I. H. (2007). Measurement of reconfiguration level based on manufacturing firms design and agility. In IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Conference Proceedings (pp. 76-81)