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Flexible Modeling and Simulation for Mass Customization Manufacturing



Guixiu Qiao, R F. Lu, Frank H. Riddick


Mass Customization Manufacturing (MCM) systems possess special characteristics that make the modeling of such systems extremely difficult. These characteristics include concurrency, synchronization, and cooperation among subsystems. To support the development and analysis of these systems, new approaches to modeling and simulation must be developed. In this paper, an architecture for a modeling and simulation platform to support MCM is presented. The platform can represent solutions to problems such as dynamic rescheduling, shop reconfiguration, and multi-robot cooperation and coordination.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Conference on Industrial Engineering


mass customization manufacturing, multi-robot cooperation and coordination, petri net, system modeling


Qiao, G. , Lu, R. and Riddick, F. (2003), Flexible Modeling and Simulation for Mass Customization Manufacturing, Proceedings of the Conference on Industrial Engineering, [online], (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created June 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017