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A Comparative Study of Some Cellular Manufacturing Techniques


Low, W. K. and Osman, M. R. and M. Yusuff, Rosnah (2000) A Comparative Study of Some Cellular Manufacturing Techniques. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 9 (2). pp. 187-198. ISSN 0128-7680


Cellular manufacturing (CM) is a concept that involves processing of similar parts on dedicated cluster (or cells) of dissimilar machines or manufacturing processes. This paper concentrated on seven cell formation techniques used in Cellular Manufacturing (CM). The techniques were used to develop cells for matrices from various sizes of parts and machines. By randomly rearranging the sequence of the machines in the reference matrices (cited from published journals), 12 new matrices were developed. This paper also concentrated on performing the treatments for bottleneck, exceptional elements or voids using part subcontracting or machine duplication for the developed cells. The performance of each technique was measured using Grouping Measures (GM), where high percentage of GM indicates that the technique has high machine utilization (MU) and low percentage of exceptional elements (EE). Overall, Bond Energy Algorithm (BEA) was found to be the best cell formation technique.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Group technology, cellular manufacturing, cell formation techniques, part family, machine group, part machine cell, machine duplication, parts subcontracting
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 04:37
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:09
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3591
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