Heuristic Approaches for Cell Formation in Cellular Manufacturing

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Abstract

Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) is an application of Group Technology (GT) that allows decomposing a manu-facturing system into subsystems. Grouping the machines and parts in a cellular manufacturing system, based on simi-larities is known as cell formation problem (CFP) which is an NP-hard problem. In this paper, a mathematical model is proposed for CFP and is solved using the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Simulated Annealing (SA) meta-heuristic methods and the results are compared. The computational results show that the GA method is more effective in solving the model.

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S. Saeedi, M. Solimanpur, I. Mahdavi and N. Javadian, "Heuristic Approaches for Cell Formation in Cellular Manufacturing," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2010, pp. 674-682. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.37077.

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