6. Traditional Manufacturing Systems

  1. Yoram Koren

Published Online: 21 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470618813.ch6

The Global Manufacturing Revolution: Product-Process-Business Integration and Reconfigurable Systems

The Global Manufacturing Revolution: Product-Process-Business Integration and Reconfigurable Systems

How to Cite

Koren, Y. (2010) Traditional Manufacturing Systems, in The Global Manufacturing Revolution: Product-Process-Business Integration and Reconfigurable Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470618813.ch6

Author Information

  1. Professor and Director, NSF-Sponsored Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470583777

Online ISBN: 9780470618813

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Keywords:

  • assembly systems;
  • dedicated manufacturing line (DML);
  • flexible manufacturing system (FMS);
  • manufacturing systems

Summary

Manufacturing companies in the twenty-first century face increasingly frequently changing and unpredictable market imperatives caused by increased competition and globalization. To stay competitive, companies must use manufacturing systems that not only produce their goods with high productivity but also allow for rapid response to market pressures and changing consumer needs. Assembly systems and machining systems are particular cases of manufacturing systems. This chapter presents two examples of manufacturing operations flow in the production of complex products. The two most common manufacturing system types that were available at the end of the twentieth century were the dedicated manufacturing line (DML) and flexible manufacturing system (FMS). Assembly systems are utilized in virtually all types of durable goods manufacturing. There are three basic types of assembly systems: manual assembly; assembly systems that combine human assemblers and automated mechanisms; and fully automated assembly systems for mass-produced parts.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

flexible manufacturing system; Mass production