System of integration of modularised assembly FMS

D.J. Bennett, P.L. Forrester

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


The modularised assembly FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System) cascade is a form of system design which, the authors feel, could be viable in a variety of organisational and operational settings where high product mix manufacture and unitary batch sizing are common features. The philosophy behind the concept is that production facilities are market-driven and customers' orders place a direct demand pull on final assembly which, in turn, triggers all preceeding activities. Greater flexibility~is recognized as a necessary feature in modern manufacture and the implementation of modularised FMS in conjunction with state-of-the-art hardware and computer software systems enable conditions under which more flexible processing can take place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFactory 2000
Subtitle of host publicationintegrating inforamtion and material flow
Number of pages7
Publication statusUnpublished - 1988
EventFactory 2000: Integrating Information and Material Flow - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 19882 Sept 1988

Publication series

PublisherInstitution of electronic and radio engineers


ConferenceFactory 2000: Integrating Information and Material Flow
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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