Expert support system for designing cellular manufacturing

Vincent W S CHOW*, Ostab Hawaleshka

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Abstract

A novel algorithm methodology is proposed for cellular manufacturing (CM). This model involves a four-step heuristic algorithm for overcoming the so-called improper machine assignment problem that is commonly encountered in CM. The development of an expert support system for the design of CM is outlined. The proposed expert support system has the flexibility for users to consider CM problems by including a series of practical constraints, such as maximum capacity for machine cells and part families; technological constraints for machines that must (or must not) be grouped together; and the total number of desired machine cells in a final CM solution. An example of the application of the proposed expert support system is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication91 Portland Int Conf Manage Eng Technol
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages440-443
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780301617
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 1991 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - PICMET '91 - Portland, OR, USA
Duration: 27 Oct 199131 Oct 1991

Publication series

Name91 Portland Int Conf Manage Eng Technol

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1991 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - PICMET '91
CityPortland, OR, USA
Period27/10/9131/10/91

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)

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