[German title: Effizientere Anordnung und Anwendung von rekonfigurierbaren Fertigungssystemen durch Wissensmanagement]
Title: Methodology for knowledge enriched requirements specification for assembly system reconfiguration
Author(s): Hitendra Hirani, Svetan Ratchev, Niels Lohse, George Valtchanov
Journal: Assembly Automation
Year: 2006 Volume: 26 Issue: 4 Page: 307 – 314
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract: Purpose – To present a methodology for requirements specification for assembly system reconfiguration.
Design/methodology/approach – Industrial needs were analysed through a series of interviews with personnel involved in the design and sales process. This was then compared to reported research in literature and a new method has been derived and demonstrated.
Findings – An improved methodology for requirements specification leading to more efficient design and deployment of reconfigurable assembly systems.
Originality/value – Provides a structured mechanism for performing requirements specification tasks that are currently done on an ad hoc basis.
Keywords: Assembly, Knowledge management systems, Specifications
Article Type: Research paper
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