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A stochastic facility layout model in cellular manufacturing systems.

Ariafar, Sh. and Ismail, Napsiah and Tang, Sai Hong and Mohd Ariffin, Mohd Khairol Anuar and Firoozi, Z. (2011) A stochastic facility layout model in cellular manufacturing systems. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (15). pp. 3666-3670. ISSN 1992-1950

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Facility layout which is the arrangement of facilities in the shop-floor has a great impact on the performance of manufacturing systems, while in volatile manufacturing systems; any kinds of change can degrade the performance of the system and leads to inefficiency of the layout. In this paper, a new mathematical model for layout problems in cellular manufacturing systems has been proposed that considers the stochastic nature of demand. The model minimizes the total material handling cost (both inter-cell and intra-cell material handling cost), and it is solved by two solution approaches, Lingo optimization software, and an enumeration method. The obtained results show the validity of the mathematical model.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Cellular manufacturing; Facility layout; Stochastic model; Enumeration; Lingo.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher:Academic Journals
ID Code:23527
Deposited By: Nur Farahin Ramli
Deposited On:19 Dec 2013 17:28
Last Modified:29 Sep 2015 16:41

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