Hyper-flexibility: a concept for a new dimension in system variability
2000 (English)In: CIRP - Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 31, 425- p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
In this paper, a common for the evolving, multi-dimensional concept called 'hyper-dimensional' is proposed. The purpose of the paper is foremost to generate a discussion concerning advanced flexibility to meet today's advanced challenges, but also to present a working proposal for a common definition to the manufacturing community. In the paper, current manufacturing flexibility theory is reviewed, the origins and current usage of hyper-flexibility ate presented, and a common definition addressing several manufacturing flexibility dimensions is developed. The relation of the new concept to the manufacturing strategy of mass customization is also highlighted.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 31, 425- p.
flexibility, automatic, assembly
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35219Local ID: 25785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35219DiVA: diva2:256067