Implementation of cross-generation automation transportation system in the TFT-LCD industry

Dong Shang Chang, Shun Te Lai

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This study introduces a novel cross-generation automation transportation system (ATS) model to implement production manufacturing systems in the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal-display (TFT-LCD) industry. The proposed cross-generation ATS model describes the construction of each generation system to implement production requirements and follow a fixed cycle. The extent to which automation associated with technological upgrading can led to the full implementation of automated production has become increasingly important in production manufacturing strategy. Implementation of ATS has evolved from an early traditional thinking model to a human-oriented production process, i.e., a fully automated system that integrates planning with thinking. Therefore, this study focuses on cross-generational data collected from company operations to examine the feasibility of implementing cross-generation ATS in the production manufacturing system patterns of the conventionally used thinking model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-763
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number5-8
StatePublished - 1 May 2015


  • Automation transportation system (ATS)
  • Production manufacturing system


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