Authors: S. Tunali, S. Ozmehmet
Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, 35100, Izmir, Turkey. Department of Industrial Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, 35100, Izmir, Turkey
Abstract: This paper presents a decision support system to form manufacturing cells. The system consists of four modules: (1) User Interface Module, (2) Cell Formation Module, (3) Performance Evaluation Module, and (4) Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Module. By considering the cell design problem as a multi-criteria decision analysis problem, this menu-driven, interactive programme forms the cells and prompts the user to compare the performance of each cell using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). It is hoped that the combination cell formation techniques and AHP through a computerised method will facilitate the design of cellular manufacturing systems in real life industrial applications.
Keywords: cell formation; decision support system; multi-criteria decision analysis; cellular manufacturing systems; analytic hierarchy process.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.17 No.2, pp.101-109
Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article