Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2011 Vol.9, No.4

 

 

Title: Design of a facility layout model in hybrid cellular manufacturing systems under variable demand

 

Authors: Shahram Ariafar; Napsiah Ismail; Sai Hong Tang; Mohd Khairol Anuar Mohd Ariffin; Zahra Firoozi

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia; Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia

 

Abstract: Changes in demand, as one of the issues of volatile manufacturing systems, decline the performance of manufacturing systems over the time; especially, it degrades the effectiveness of layout in manufacturing systems. Although the layout of the arrangement of facilities on the shop floor play a significant role in the effectiveness of manufacturing systems, it has not absorbed the attention of researchers in hybrid manufacturing systems. In this paper, a new mathematical model for facility layout in a hybrid cellular manufacturing system has been proposed, which considers demand varying over the planning horizon. The model minimises the material handling cost. To solve the model, a simulated annealing algorithm from literature has been improved. The comparison of results between two algorithms shows the superiority of the improved algorithm in both the quality of solutions and computational time.

 

Keywords: cellular manufacturing systems; CMS; hybrid systems; facility layout; variable demand; simulated annealing algorithms; mathematical models; volatile systems; layout effectiveness; shop floors; facilities arrangement; planning horizons; materials handling; handling costs; computational time; industrial engineering; systems engineering.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.043482

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.9, No.4, pp.373 - 387

 

Available online: 02 Nov 2011

 

 

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