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Cellular Manufacturing Systems Modeling: the Petri Net Approach.

Teng, Sheng-Hsien; Black, J.T.

In: Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 9, No. 1, pages 45-54. 1990.

Abstract: In this paper, Petri nets are used to model and to represent the dynamic behavior of an unmanned manufacturing cell. These nets fully describe both the operations of a specific cell and the detailed operations within the cell. Petri nets show the pull system control, the decision-making points in the system (represented by the transitions that have inhibitor arcs attached), and the flexibility of part-type changes (allowed by mutual exclusion).

Keywords: cellular manufacturing system; inhibitor arc; part-type change; pull system control; mutual exlsusion.

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