Measuring and evaluating controllability of cellular systems

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This paper investigates the concept of measuring controllability in a cellular system and subsequently analyzing how it is affected by increased flexibility along with other important system parameters. Specifically, the potential system performance benefits of increased routing flexibility will be considered juxtapose potential problems created by a more complex production control task. Three measures to quantify system controllability will be introduced and used in experimentation. Discussion of the experimental results shows not only the direct relationship between flexibility and controllability, but also demonstrates potential interactions between flexibility and other system factors that further affect controllability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign, Analysis, and Control of Manufacturing Cells
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0791808564
StatePublished - 1991
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1991Dec 6 1991

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Production Engineering Division (Publication) PED


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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