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Part-mix allocation between automated and conventional manufacturing

1990-10
KAYALlGIL, M. SINAN
The overall part-mix of a production system is allocated optimally between the existing conventional facilities and planned automated system to be acquired. Approximate mean value analysis (MVA) is utilized to evaluate performance of the automated system under trial part-mix allocations. Cost of processing and WIPs are taken as the sources of operational costs. Cost minimizing route allocations when alternatives exist are handled by a search procedure.