Integrated layout design approach for cellular manufacturing system

Leno Jerin, Sandhya Saravana Sankar, SG Ponnambalam

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n traditional layout design approach, inter-cell layout and flow path layout of the Material Handling System (MHS) of any manufacturing system is being carried out in step by step manner. This leads to sub-optimal solutions for facility layout problems (FLP). In this work an attempt is made to concurrently design the Inter-cell layout and the MHS using GA based meta heuristic using simulated annealing as local search tool (GASAA) for a Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS) environment under open field configuration. The proposed algorithm is employed to optimize one of the classical objective namely, Total material handling cost (TMHC). The algorithm is tested on two different bench mark problem instances and with different initial problem data sets. It is found that the proposed algorithm is able to produce good solutions in reasonable computational effort.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Intelligent Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing: First International Conference, IRAM 2012
EditorsS G Poonambalam, Jussi Parkkinen, Kuppan Chetty Ramanathan
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages426 - 435
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642351969
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 201230 Nov 2012
Conference number: 1st


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012)
Abbreviated titleIRAM 2012
CityKuala Lumpur

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