Title: Proposed linear-mathematical model for configuring cell and designing unequal-area facility layout in dynamic cellular manufacturing system

Authors: Afsaneh Nouri Houshyar; Zulkiflle Bin Leman; Moh Khairol Anuar Mohd Ariffin; Napsiah Ismail; Hojat Pakzad Moghadam; Hossein Iranmanesh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Abstract: During the past decades, with increasing competition within the industry, most manufacturing companies have been paying close attention to improving flexibility and responsiveness in order to meet customer needs. One of the major techniques used for improving the manufacturing competitiveness is the cellular manufacturing system (CMS) (Ahi et al., 2009). The CMS is a type of manufacturing system that tries to combine the flexibility of job shop and the productivity of flow shop. Therefore, concentrating on the designing of CMS is crucial and. this research is focused on proposing the linear mathematical model for a dynamic cellular manufacturing system (DCMS) in order to group the machines in the cell and design the machine layout, which are two important elements in DCMS. Then, GAMS software was applied to solve and optimise the proposed mathematical model.

Keywords: cellular manufacturing systems; dynamic CMS; cell formation; machine layout; DCMS; linear mathematical modelling; cell configuration; cell design; unequal-area facility layout; manufacturing cells.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2016.074710

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016 Vol.22 No.3, pp.332 - 357

Available online: 16 Feb 2016 *

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