Fuzzy clustering-based optimised cell formation algorithm considering sequence of operations, alternative routing and part-volume

Sani Susanto, Arijit Bhattacharya, David Al-Dabass

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Abstract

CM is the grouping of discrete multi-machines that produce part families with similar geometry or sequence of process and aims to improve manufacturing systems productivity. The methods/models used are classified into: array-based, clustering, mathematical programming based (viz., integer programming), graph theoretic, Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) and artificial intelligence techniques. Fuzzy c-means clustering approach has been used to manufacturing cell formation problem by Chu and Hayya, this differs from a previous ones proposed by Xu and Wang, and later by Li and Ding, in the sense that Chu and Hayya use manufacturing routing data rather than design features in part family formation. Optimised cell formation, taking into account sequence of operations, alternative routing and part-volume together is not present in Chu and Hayya. Thus this paper focuses on stages selection of parts and part families generation, and selection of machines and process and grouping of these into cells in the design of a new manufacturing system considering sequence of operation, alternative routing and part-volume. One of the crucial steps in the design of a cellular manufacturing system is the cell formation problem, which involves grouping the parts into part families and machines into machine groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKSim2010 - UKSim 12th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation
Pages22-27
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th UKSim International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2010 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Mar 201026 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameUKSim2010 - UKSim 12th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation

Conference

Conference12th UKSim International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period24/03/1026/03/10

Keywords

  • Fuzzy clustering
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Optimised cell formation

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