Continuous Modeling of Re-Entrant Manufacturing Systems
This paper presents a continuous modeling approach for multi-product re-entrant manufacturing systems. First, a generic continuous model for single-product re-entrant manufacturing systems is elaborated. Second, the concept of re-entrant factor is introduced to the model, which considers the influences of the re-entrant degree. Then, the continuous model is extended from single-product re-entrant manufacturing systems to multi-product re-entrant manufacturing systems in which the product priority is also taken into consideration. Finally, the proposed continuous model is validated through the Mini-Fab case study.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
F. L. He et al., "Continuous Modeling of Re-Entrant Manufacturing Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 595-600, 2011