International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 8, P2531-2547 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1522006 View full text
Faycal A. Touzout, Lyes Benyoucef

Abstract: Low costs, high reactivity and high quality products are necessary criteria for industries to achieve competitiveness in nowadays market. In this context, reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMSs) have emerged to fulfill these requirements. RMS is one of the latest manufacturing paradigms, where machines components, software or material handling units can be added, removed, modified or interchanged as needed and when imposed by the necessity to react and respond rapidly and cost-e↵ectively to changing. This …

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