Title: Cellular design-based optimisation for manufacturing scheduling and transportation mode decisions

Authors: Can Celikbilek; Gürsel A. Süer

Addresses: Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 45701, USA ' Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 45701, USA

Abstract: This paper discusses a design-based mixed integer mathematical model for concurrent optimisation of manufacturing scheduling and transportation mode decisions in a cellular manufacturing system (CMS). Cell loading is performed based on the outcome of CMS design. The CMS design is performed by considering the probabilistic demand environment and the layered cellular manufacturing system design is utilised. Cell loading is performed by using a deterministic mixed integer mathematical model. In cell loading phase, alternative manufacturing due dates of each product and a customer due date of each product are considered. Based on the availability of capacity and alternative manufacturing due dates, a product might be divided and manufactured in different points in time and these smaller lots can be dispatched to the customer by using alternative transportation methods such that the entire lot arrives to the customer before its desired due date in order to maximise the total net profit.

Keywords: cellular manufacturing systems; CMS design; manufacturing cells; cell loading; due dates; transport mode decisions; scheduling decisions; alternative transportation; mixed integer programming; mathematical modelling; concurrent optimisation; lot sizing.

DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2015.075321

Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications, 2015 Vol.2 No.2, pp.107 - 129

Available online: 15 Mar 2016 *

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