Table 1: The differences between the proposed methodology and the previous methods.

RuleNumber of objectivesObjectivesNumber of adjustable parametersOptimized?How to derive the rule?

NFSMCT1Average cycle time1No(i) Generalizing FSMCT
1f-TNFSVCT1Cycle time standard variation1No(i) Generalizing FSVCT
(ii) Adding adjustable parameters
1f-TNFSMCT1Average cycle time1No(i) Generalizing FSMCT
(ii) Adding adjustable parameters
2f-TNFSVCT1Cycle time standard deviation2No(i) Generalizing FSVCT
(ii) Adding adjustable parameters
4f-biNFS2Average cycle time, cycle time standard deviation2Yes(i) Fusing FSVCT and FSMCT
(ii) Adding adjustable parameters
The proposed methodology2Average cycle time, cycle time standard deviation2Yes(i) Fusing 2f-TFSMCT and  2f-TNFSVCT
(ii) Nonlinear programming