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Optimization of Inter Cellular Movement of Parts in Cellular Manufacturing System Using Genetic Algorithm

Author(s): Siva Prasad Darla | C.D. Naiju | Polu Vidya Sagar | B. Venkat Likhit

Journal: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
ISSN 2040-7459

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 165;
Date: 2014;
Original page

Keywords: cell formation | cellular manufacturing | genetic algorithm | optimization

In the modern manufacturing environment, Cellular Manufacturing Systems (CMS) have gained greater importance in job shop or batch-type production to gain economic advantage similar to those of mass production. Successful implementation of CMS highly depends on the determination of part families; machine cells and minimizing inter cellular movement. This study considers machine component grouping problems namely inter-cellular movement and cell load variation by developing a mathematical model and optimizing the solution using Genetic Algorithm to arrive at a cell formation to minimize the inter-cellular movement and cell load variation. The results are presented with a numerical example.

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