A new integrated system for loading and scheduling in cellular manufacturing

SAAD, S. M., BAYKASOGLU, A. and GINDY, N. N. Z. (2002). A new integrated system for loading and scheduling in cellular manufacturing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, 15 (1), 37-49.

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Abstract

In this paper, a multiple objective optimization technique, based on simulation, and a taboo search algorithm are proposed for loading and scheduling Cellular Manufacturing systems (CM). Machine independent capability units known as Resource Elements (REs) are used to define the processing capabilities of machines and the processing requirements of parts. The loading problem is formally represented by a Goal Programming formulation with the objectives of system performance measures that are obtained by a simulation-based scheduling system. The problem is solved by a taboo search based algorithm. The proposed integrated system is implemented in C/C++ programming language and simulation. A practical case study is also explained and reported in detail.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 5
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Robotics and Automation > Systems Modelling and Integration Group
Depositing User: Danny Weston
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 16:23
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 16:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1732

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