Title: AI-based techniques in cellular manufacturing systems: a chronological survey and analysis

Authors: Tamal Ghosh; Sourav Sengupta; B. Doloi; Pranab K. Dan

Addresses: Production Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India ' Sailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, India ' Production Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, West Bengal University of Technology, BF 142, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700064, West Bengal, India

Abstract: This article portrays a chronological review of the influence of artificial neural network in group technology applications in the vicinity of cellular manufacturing systems. The research trend is identified and the evolvement is captured through a critical analysis of the literature accessible from the very beginning of its practice in the early 90s till the 2012. Analysis of the diverse ANN approaches, spotted research pattern, comparison of the clustering efficiencies, the solutions obtained and the tools used make this study exclusive in its class.

Keywords: cell formation; group technology; artificial neural networks; ANNs; cellular manufacturing systems; CMS; manufacturing cells; literature review; AI; artificial intelligence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2014.063964

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.17 No.4, pp.449 - 476

Available online: 28 Jul 2014 *

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