Material Flow Systems in Manufacturing

  • J. M. A. Tanchoco

Table of contents

  1. Design Integration and Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernhard F. Rembold, J. M. A. Tanchoco
      Pages 3-53
    3. J. S. Noble, J. M. A. Tanchoco
      Pages 54-72
  2. Cell Design and Material Handling Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. C. L. Moodie, J. Drolet, Y.-C. Ho, G. M. H. Warren
      Pages 75-101
  3. Alternative Material Flow Paths

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. K. H. Kim, J. M. A. Tanchoco
      Pages 159-176
    3. J. M. A. Tanchoco, D. Sinriech
      Pages 177-199
    4. D. Sinriech, J. M. A. Tanchoco
      Pages 200-235
  4. Operational Control Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. C. W. Kim, J. M. A. Tanchoco
      Pages 239-272
    3. J. M. A. Tanchoco, C. G. Co
      Pages 300-331
  5. Tooling Requirements and Transport Equipment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. L. C. Leung, S. K. Khator
      Pages 335-367
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-400

About this book


This book contains a collection of contributions related to the design and control of material flow systems in manufacturing. Material flow systems in manufacturing covers a broad spectrum of topics directly affecting issues related to facilities design, material handling and production planning and control. In selecting the papers to include in this book, the scope was limited to the design and operational control aspects related to the physical move­ ment of parts, tools, containers and material handling devices. Recent develop­ ments in this area naturally led to concentration on flow systems involving cellular manufacturing, and automated transport equipment such as automated guided vehicles. However, the concepts discussed have general applicability to a wide range of manufacturing flow problems. The book is organized in five major sections: 1. design integration and justification; 2. cell design and material handling considerations; 3. alternative material flow paths; 4. operational control problems; and 5. tooling requirements and transport equipment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. A. Tanchoco
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6064-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2498-4
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