Title: A review on the multi-objective cell formation problem in cellular manufacturing systems

Authors: Barnali Chaudhuri; R.K. Jana; Pranab K. Dan

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, India ' Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, CG 492015, India ' Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, WB 721302, India

Abstract: With the advent of cellular manufacturing systems and consequent evolution of configuring methodologies, researchers proposed several multi-objective techniques, besides others, to handle different types of cell formation problems. This paper presents a systematic review on types of cell formation by using multi-objective techniques. It also delineates the type of objectives, production factors and datasets used for testing the efficacy of methodologies, considered by researchers along with the scope and direction of future studies.

Keywords: cellular manufacturing system; CMS; cell formation; multi-objective programming; weighted aggregate method; Pareto optimality; soft computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2020.106207

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.34 No.2, pp.188 - 209

Received: 18 Mar 2016
Accepted: 15 Dec 2016

Published online: 29 Mar 2020 *

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