International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 3, P801-814 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1483587 View full text
Niki Kousi, Spyridon Koukas, George Michalos, Sotiris Makris

Abstract: This paper presents the design and prototype implementation of a service-based control system responsible for the material supply operations planning and coordination in assembly lines. The material supply processes are carried out by autonomous mobile units that are responsible for the transportation of the consumables from the warehouse to the production stations. The plan generation based on time and inventory level driven criteria is automatically carried out by a web-based software that can also distribut…

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