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Minimization of Acquisition and Operational Costs in Horizontal Material Handling System Design
This paper considers the problem of minimizing the fixed cost of acquiring material handling transporters and the operational cost of material transfer in a manufacturing system. This decision problem arises during ...
An Internet-Based Work Instructions System
The Black & Decker factory in Easton, Maryland, uses parallel, off-line assembly lines to produce multiple models in small, infrequent production runs. The University of Maryland and Black & Decker have implemented an ...
A Generative Approach for Design Evaluation and Partner Selection for Agile Manufacturing
An agile manufacturing firm forms partnerships with other manufacturers as necessary to design and manufacture a product quickly in response to a market opportunity. In order to form a successful partnership, the firm needs ...