Case Study about Performance Evaluation and Design of Flexible Manufacturing System
Abstract: This case study reflects results of a detailed simulation study in order to design and analyze a Flexible Manufacturing System. This paper aims at the performance enhancement of manufacturing system in Indian industry. An ample amount of literature review has been done to apprehend various factors affecting the performance of a manufacturing system which includes conceptual study of the machine & resource utilization, reducing time span, reducing in process inventories and improving control etc. The manufacturing company under focus of our research is operating on a traditional manufacturing system. With the intensifying global competition demands increased productivity in order to fulfil market demands for which the company should change to FMS.
Preface: The manufacturing industry is the wealth of a country which showcases the prosperity of country. With the aggrandizing competition in global trade, these industries are facing dynamic environment. Such environment is characterized by the large amount of uncertainty caused due to rapid market changes, competitive prices and reduced product life cycles. All these factors have contributed to performance enhancement in automated industry. Traditional manufacturing systems lack the capability of meeting these requirements. These factors, thus, prompt the manufacturing industries to increase flexibility & productivity to stand in tough competition.
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