Definition and Application of a Process Flexibility Index

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David Kazmer, David Hatch, Liang Zhu, Christoph Roser, Deepak Kapoor

Department of Mech. & Ind. Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 125(1), 164-171 (Mar 04, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1536174 History: Received August 01, 2000; Revised November 01, 2001; Online March 04, 2003
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