Machine Loading and Product-Mix Analysis for Group Technology

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K. Hitomi

Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan

I. Ham

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Eng. Ind 100(3), 370-374 (Aug 01, 1978) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439443 History: Received July 27, 1977; Online July 15, 2010


An analysis for machine loading was performed to optimally select parts to be manufactured in a limited amount of time available by a given production facility by applying the Group Technology concept. In addition, optimal machining speeds were determined for all products selected, so as to maximize the production rate. A computational algorithm was developed for this optimal machine loading and product-mix decision, and a sample example was demonstrated.

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