Flexibility in manufacturing systems: definitions and petri net modelling

Mtryam Barad*, Daniel Sipper

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A discussion on the multi-dimensional character of flexibility is presented and an approach is suggested to define and measure flexibility. Petri nets are used as a design representation of an FMS for the purpose of comparing different systems on a flexibility basis thus unveiling their desirable flexibility properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-248
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1988


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