A new genetic algorithm for the cell formation problem in group technology
Tunçyürek, Lale (2009) A new genetic algorithm for the cell formation problem in group technology. [Thesis]
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Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) is considered as a competent strategy for batch type production. The motive behind using CMS is to reduce lead time and increase machine utilization. Zero-one machine part incidence matrix based on the machine part routing information is frequently used to form machine cells. In this study, a genetic algorithm is proposed to efficiently solve the Cell Formation (CF) problem considering the machine part incidence matrix. The algorithm is tested by using two different fitness functions on 35 problems from the literature and its performance is benchmarked with the outcomes of the three recent studies. Results are promising in both fitness score perspectives. The algorithm is then applied to datasets obtained from two supplier companies.
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