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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing,  1997:<br>Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN:
978-1-56700-089-4 (Print)
978-1-56700-442-7 (Online)

MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

Budi Saleh
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

Sabah Randhawa
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

Thomas West
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

Abstract

Evaluating investments in automated technologies is a complex task due to modeling of a continuously changing economic and manufacturing environment, and due to the evaluation of a large set of economic, technical, and strategic factors. This paper describes a process by which complex integrated manufacturing systems can be systematically evaluated and presents a set of attributes for use in such comparisons.