Volume 21, Issue 1 (7-2002)                   JCME 2002, 21(1): 57-69 | Back to browse issues page

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A Two-phase model for configuring a cellular manufacturing system is proposed. In phase (I), for the first time, number of cells is considered as a decision variable. In phase (II), pursing two different objectives, one minimization of underload and the other, maximization of similarity of parts within a group, the design procedure is performed. As one cannot have these two objects together, a heuristic algorithm based on cellular similarity coefficient and integration of two objects is proposed. The results confirmed that the proposed heuristic procedure has reasonable outcomes. Keywords: manufacturing cell, cellular similarity coefficient, two-phase model, heuristic algorithm
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/10/25 | Published: 2002/07/15

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