Title: Cell formation using tabu search for design of cellular manufacturing system

Authors: V. Rajagopal; K. Chandrasekar; M. Victor Raj

Addresses: Sardar Raja College of Engineering, Alangulam, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627808, India ' Sardar Raja College of Engineering, Alangulam, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627808, India ' Sardar Raja College of Engineering, Alangulam, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627808, India

Abstract: A large number of non-traditional search algorithms are available for function optimisation. The cell formation problem is the important step in the design of a cellular manufacturing system. The objective is to identify part families and machine groups and consequently to form manufacturing cells with respect to minimising the number of exceptional elements. An efficient tabu search (TS) algorithm is proposed to solve cell formation problem because it perform considerable search before terminating to provide a good solution to the problem. In this work the implementation of tabu search for the design of cell formation problem and minimise the number of exceptional elements has been done by this method and it is compared with other existing methods.

Keywords: tabu search; cell formation; group technology; cellular manufacturing; manufacturing cells; CMS design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2015.066170

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.81 - 91

Published online: 17 Nov 2014 *

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