Authors: Amit Rai Dixit; P.K. Mishra
Addresses: Mechanical and Mining Machinery Engineering Department, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004, India. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, M.N.N.I.T., Allahabad-211004, India
Abstract: Numbers of research papers have been dedicated for the design of cell formation which is NP-complete even under fairly restrictive conditions (Ballakur, 1985). In most of these design formulations, the demand for product-mix is considered to be independent of time. In practice, the demand is always varying with time. It is need of time that the manufacturing cell should be so configured that it can accommodate the fluctuation of demand of products with time. The effectiveness of a cellular manufacturing system is prone to fluctuations in the demand for products and the product-mix. This paper presents a solution approach that incorporates the dynamic nature of the production environment by considering a multi-period forecast of product-mix in the formation of part families and machine cells. An approach of solution methodology for formation of manufacturing cell and the effect of critical production parameters has been described in an uncertain product mix environment.
Keywords: cellular manufacturing systems; CMS design; product mix; manufacturing cells; robustness; cell formation.
International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2012 Vol.4 No.3, pp.239 - 273
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 06 Jul 2012 *