A methodology for economic justification of flexible manufacturing systems

Hamid Parsaei, Waldemar Karwowski, Mickey R. Wilhelm, Angela J. Walsh

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This paper develops a model for the economic justification of flexible manufacturing systems. The proposed model considers the intangible and tangible benefits resulting from the implementation of advanced computer controlled manufacturing systems. The model's structure consists of a top down approach which identifies and measures the desirability of the firm's global (strategic) as well as local (tactical) objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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