Design and performance evaluation of Agile manufacturing systems

Sunderesh Heragu, S.S. Heragu, Willem H.M. Zijm

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In this paper, we present a framework for determining the type of layout to use in a manufacturing environment characterized by constantly changing product volumes and mix. Much of the production equipment is assumed to be relatively light weight and therefore their location can be easily changed to suit the current production environment. The framework allows several alternate layouts to be developed and evaluated with respect to deterministic (material flow and machine relocation) criteria as well as stochastic (queuing) criteria.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherStochastic Operations Research (SOR)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0169-2690
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameMemorandum faculteit TW
PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
ISSN (Print)0169-2690


  • METIS-201598
  • EWI-3423
  • MSC-90B30
  • Next generation layout
  • Performance Evaluation
  • IR-65790
  • Design

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Heragu, S., Heragu, S. S., & Zijm, W. H. M. (2001). Design and performance evaluation of Agile manufacturing systems. (Memorandum faculteit TW; No. 1603). Enschede: Stochastic Operations Research (SOR).