Title: Identification of key barriers affecting the cellular manufacturing system by ISM approach

Authors: Sanjay Kumar; Vasdev Malhotra; Vikas Kumar

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering YMCAUST, Faridabad (HR) 121006, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering YMCAUST, Faridabad (HR) 121006, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering YMCAUST, Faridabad (HR) 121006, India

Abstract: The cellular manufacturing (CM) has been proved as a well-known manufacturing strategy that helps to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity by utilising the philosophy of group technology. Cellular manufacturing (CM) has emerged as a strong approach for improving operations in batch and job shop environments. In cellular manufacturing, group technology is used to form part families based on similar processing requirements. Cellular manufacturing systems (CMSs) are those systems which are capable to meet the requirements of modern manufacturing industries. But adoption and implementation of CMSs is not an easy task. There are certain barriers which not only influence the implementation process but also influence each other. The main objective of this paper is to identify and analyse these barriers. In the present work, these barriers have been identified through the literature, their ranking is done by a questionnaire-based survey and interpretive structural modelling (ISM) approach has been utilised in analysing their mutual interaction.

Keywords: barriers; manufacturing; processes; system; interpretive structural modelling; ISM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2017.086926

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2017 Vol.7 No.4, pp.466 - 486

Available online: 04 Aug 2017 *

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