Factors that Influence the Success of the Practical Implementation of Virtual Cellular Manufacturing Systems

Ivan Dakov, Petko Naydenov


The virtual cellular manufacturing systems (VCMS) are the most interesting, from an evolutional point of view, systems. They present a further development of the classical cell and flexible manufacturing concepts, brought to a higher level by the specific, new way of workstations (Automated Technological Modules–ATM) deployment. The practical implementation of Virtual Cellular Manufacturing Systems (VCMS) and every new type of organization faces a large number of obstacles and constraints. The first steps are to analyze what factors will affect the success of the implementation and to assign a numerical value to each factor when possible. This paper outlines nine influential factors and classifies the two most important of them.


Virtual cell; Virtual Cellular Manufacturing System

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