FMS Scheduling Integration for Mass Customization

Yumin He, Milton Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


In today’s manufacturing and supply chain environments, many companies face challenge in responding to customers’ requirements quickly and providing customized products quickly at low cost. Mass customization can help companies in providing customized products and services quickly and at a low price. Integrated decision-making has been found effective in many situations. This paper reviews the scheduling research of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). The FMS scheduling problem is part of the FMS production and operation management problem. Because the production management of FMSs is very difficult, the FMS scheduling problem is very complicated. Many researchers have investigated the FMS scheduling problem. The paper summarizes the FMS scheduling research with recent development. In addition, a framework of FMS scheduling integration for mass customization is developed based on the literature survey. A control flow of FMS part processing is designed as part of the framework. Further development of the FMS scheduling integration is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable and Resilient Production Systems - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAlexandre Dolgui, Alain Bernard, David Lemoine, Gregor von Cieminski, David Romero
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030859015
StatePublished - 2021
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2021 - Nantes, France
Duration: Sep 5 2021Sep 9 2021

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume631 IFIP
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2021


  • FMS scheduling
  • Flexible manufacturing system
  • Mass customization
  • Scheduling integration


Dive into the research topics of 'FMS Scheduling Integration for Mass Customization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this