MANAGEMENT OPTIMISATION OF MASS CUSTOMISATION MANUFACTURING USING COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Louwrens Butler, Glen Bright

Abstract


Computational intelligence paradigms can be used for advanced manufacturing system optimisation. A static simulation model of an advanced manufacturing system was developed in order to simulate a manufacturing system. The purpose of this advanced manufacturing system was to mass-produce a customisable product range at a competitive cost. The aim of this study was to determine whether this new algorithm could produce a better performance than traditional optimisation methods. The algorithm produced a lower cost plan than that for a simulated annealing algorithm, and had a lower impact on the workforce.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/29-1-1790

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