In the research area of FMS, much past work has concentrated upon unique systems analysing production control strategies. In some cases, no physical system was available as reference, necessitating a variety of system assumptions by researchers. It has been very difficult to compare control strategy effectiveness among applications or among researchers due to many different system assumptions and a general lack of standardization among system definitions. This paper discusses development of a system generator procedure, which would greatly enhance generic control strategy research by allowing rapid generation of test system environments. The basic issues and considerations involved in development of a system generator are discussed. Considering these issues, an implementation of a system generator procedure is presented along with an example of output system representations for given inputs to the generator procedure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering