Setting up a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) resembles to the manufacturing assimilation of a new product, particularly of a machine-tool. Consequently, the function of annual expenses for exploiting the machine-tools may be adjusted to calculate the annual expenses of the FMS. In order to determinate the economic flexibility of the FMS, the most important expenses will be expressed according to the number of different types of work pieces that must be machined.
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