1995 Volume 8 Issue 10 Pages 541-548
This paper deals with a new manufacturing system for single batch production that will be a typical style in the next generation. Manufacturing data are divided into three types to reduce recalculation efforts against unpredicted events in the factory. They are product oriented data, facility oriented data and product and facility consideration data. The roles of process and operation planning, which have not been clearly defined yet, are distinguished according to the data separation.Due to this concept, a method to generate assembly plans is developed. First, representations of the plans and the manufacturing data for assembly are discussed. Then, a way to find all possible assembly plans with the divided manufacturing data is developed. A computational result shows the advantages of our method over the existing ones.