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Computational complexity of determining resource loops in re-entrant flow lines

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3 Author(s)
Lewis, F.L. ; Inst. of Autom. & Robotics Res., Texas Univ., Arlington, TX, USA ; Horne, B.G. ; Abdallah, C.T.

This paper presents a comparison study of the computational complexity of the general job shop protocol and the more structured flow line protocol in a flexible manufacturing system. It is shown that the representative problem of finding resource invariants is NP-complete in the case of the job shop, while in the flow line case it admits a closed form solution. The importance of correctly selecting part flow and job routing protocols in flexible manufacturing systems to reduce complexity is thereby conclusively demonstrated

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 2 )