Concurrent production engineering system for buffer size decision and FTL layout design

Jaber E.Abu Qudeiri, Mohamed Anouar Jamali, Hidehiko Yamamoto

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a Concurrent Production Engineering System (COPES) for the flexible transfer line (FTL) layout design in a restricted area. COPES first determines the buffer size in front of the bay of each machine tool in the FTL and then initializes a computer aided design (CAD) system to draw the FTL in a restricted area. We develop a set of modules systems which have been integrated into a single framework, in accordance with the practice of concurrent engineering. Concurrent engineering involves the cooperation of these activities. It's expected that the developed COPES can improve the cooperation between production engineers' and the plant designer. This can be done by enabling the production engineers' to make better decision regarding FTL buffer size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICSSSM'06
Subtitle of host publication2006 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages197-202
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424404517, 9781424404513
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventICSSSM'06: 2006 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management - Troyes, France
Duration: Oct 25 2006Oct 27 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICSSSM'06: 2006 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceICSSSM'06: 2006 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityTroyes
Period10/25/0610/27/06

Keywords

  • Buffer size
  • CAD
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Flexible transfer line
  • Production simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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