An Enquiry Of Severe Manufacturing System Under Utopian Environment
With the emergence of a business era that embraces change as one of its major characteristics, manufacturing
success and survival are becoming more and more difficult to ensure. The emphasis is on adaptability to changes in the
business environment and on addressing market and customer needs proactively. Changes in the business environment due
to varying needs of the customers lead to uncertainty in the decision parameters. Flexibility is needed in the CBR
environment to counter the uncertainty in the decision parameters. The paper explores the relationship among lead-time,
cost, quality, and service level and the leanness and agility of a case based reasoning in fast moving consumer goods
business. The paper concludes with the justification of the framework, which analyses the effect of market winning criteria
and market qualifying criteria on the three types of manufacturing system: lean, agile and le-agile. Finally, selection of the
best manufacturing system applying MOORA method with the help of case indexing and AHP.AHP is for the measuring of
weight factor of the problem. A model for case indexing based on AHP presented.
Keywords – Intelligent manufacturing systems, CBR, Case Indexing, MOORA method, Multi-criteria decision-making
(MCDM), Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Fuzzy numbers.