Heuristics for the design of part-orienting systems Academic Article uri icon


  • In many manufacturing systems, parts must be fed to automatic machines in a specific orientation. This is often accomplished by what are known as part-orienting systems (POSs). A POS consists of one or more separate devices that orient parts, usually with multiple orientations. A theoretical analysis along with the development of some heuristic algorithms is carried out in order to treat the problem of efficient selection and ordering of part-orienting devices that make up a POS. It is indicated that the size of such problems can be quite large in the context of flexible manufacturing systems which may require what are known as flexible part-orienting systems for their efficient operation. Computational experiments are performed in order to evaluate the relative performance of the heuristic algorithms. 1993 Kluwer Academic Publisher.

published proceedings

  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Jaumard, B., Lou, S., Lu, S., Sethi, S. P., & Sriskandarajah, C.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Jaumard, Brigitte||Lou, Sheldon XC||Lu, Shi-Hui||Sethi, Suresh P||Sriskandarajah, Chelliah

publication date

  • July 1993