A more efficient design and deployment of reconfigurable assembly systems through Knowledge Management

[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 
ISSN: 0144-5154 
Year: 2006 Volume: 26 Issue: 4 Page: 307 – 314 
DOI: 10.1108/01445150610705227 
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 

Article URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01445150610705227

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