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Multi-objective cell formation with routing flexibility: a graph partitioning approach
by Menouar Boulif; Karim Atif
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 11, No. 2, 2015

 

Abstract: This paper deals with the manufacturing cell formation (MCF) problem using a multi-objective graph-theoretic approach. In cellular manufacturing related recent works, several research paths have been taken such as the multi-periodic and the routing flexibility approaches. Our paper falls into the latter by proposing a multi-objective approach. First, the problem is formulated using a graph theoretic model, afterwards two resolution methods are proposed: the first one is a genetic algorithm (GA) whereas the second uses a combination between GA and tabu search. The two methods are applied on a set of medium-sized instances and the obtained results are reported.

Online publication date: Tue, 22-Sep-2015

 

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