Advanced Models Manufacturing Systems Management 

Author:
 Villa, Agostino Brandimarte, Paolo 
Series title:  Mathematical Modeling Ser. 
ISBN:  9780849383328 
Publication Date:  Sep 1995 
Publisher:  CRC Press LLC

Book Format:  Hardback 
List Price:  USD $220.00 
Book Description:

This book presents the mathematical models applicable to manufacturing systems management, covering problems from production to real time control. It explores manufacturing systems from the viewpoints of both physical structure and performance measures. Two broad classes of mathematical models are covered in detail:
 Generative models, which yield a set of decision variables optimizing a performance measure, based on mathematical optimization
 Evaluative...
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This book presents the mathematical models applicable to manufacturing systems management, covering problems from production to real time control. It explores manufacturing systems from the viewpoints of both physical structure and performance measures. Two broad classes of mathematical models are covered in detail:
 Generative models, which yield a set of decision variables optimizing a performance measure, based on mathematical optimization
 Evaluative models, which evaluate some performance measures as a function of some predefined decision strategy. Within this class Petri Nets and Queueing Networks are discussed.
Advanced Models for Manufacturing Systems Management describes dynamic systems modeling by state equations, a unifying framework for a wide variety of models. The text/reference stresses model building, but it examines model solving as well. Computational techniques are illustrated, such as linear programming, branch and bound methods, and dynamic programming. Particular emphasis is given to the development of heuristic methods from mathematical models.
The book provides readers with valuable tools for management and design. The use of descriptive models within an optimization algorithm is considered. Numerous examples illustrate theoretical concepts throughout text. Appendices are given at the end of the book in order to recall fundamentals, such as linear programming and graph theory. Appendices also appear within each chapter. In this way, readers can follow the main reading path without getting involved with details; these appendices can be read at a later time. This textual structure makes this book particularly well suited for selfstudy. Advanced Models for Manufacturing Systems Management is beneficial reading for both students and practitioners.