A survey of design methods for manufacturing cells

Ali K. Kamrani, Hamid R. Parsaei, Mahfooz A. Chaudhry

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In the recent years a new manufacturing system has emerged known as Cellular Manufacturing (CM) which utilizes the philosophy of group technology. Cellular manufacturing also known as group production can be described as a manufacturing process which produces families of parts within a single line or a group of machines operated manually or automatically. This paper discuses the available techniques used for cluster analysis and design of manufacturing cells and also illustrates a list of available methods and techniques used for clustering and their application in the manufacturing area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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