Schematization of Flow-Based Production
Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Kuwait
The basic issue in this paper is an interdisciplinary problem that directly involves several engineering disciplines. The problem is the lack of theoretical foundation and a uniform language to transcribe specification and enhance understanding. In this context, in production management a fundamental doctrine has been proposed based on the notion of flow. Recently, in computer science, the notion of flow has been utilized to develop a modeling methodology called Flowthing Model (FM) that schematizes the description of systems. This paper focuses on these two lines of research that explicitly assert that they adopt a flow-based paradigm. The paper applies FM to develop a schematic representation for processes and operation in the field of production. The resultant specification seems to provide a basic needed framework in this domain.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.