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Definition of manufacturing system

A manufacturing system can be defined as the arrangement and operation of machines, tools, material, people and information to produce a value-added physical, informational or service product whose success and cost is characterized by measurable parameters.

Definition of manufacturing system design

In the context of the presented research, we define manufacturing system design as follows: manufacturing system design covers all aspects of physically arranging and operating a manufacturing system. Physically arranging the system includes equipment selection, facility layout, work design (manual and automatic), standardization, design of material and information flow etc. Operation includes planning, scheduling, and execution of orders, the manufacturing system must manufacture.


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