Decision support for the dynamic reconfiguration of machine layout and part routing in cellular manufacturing

Hao W. Lin, Tomohiro Murata

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Abstract

A mathematical based approach is presented to evaluate the dynamic cellular reconfiguration problem in a CM system. The model developed is a multi-objective Goal Programming problem that simultaneously considers performance in machine utilization, inter-cellular part movements, and machine reallocation. The merit of the approach presented in this paper is the utilization of meta-goals to represent decision-makers' preferences and to ensure the meta-goals can effectively guide the underlying model to reach a solution that best satisfies decision-makers' preferences. This approach significantly improves decision-support capabilities, and it is critical for the development of decision-support systems. A hypothetical numerical example is provided in this paper to verify the strength of the presented approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
Pages1650-1655
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 2010 Mar 172010 Mar 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010

Other

OtherInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period10/3/1710/3/19

Keywords

  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Decision support
  • Machine layout
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Lin, H. W., & Murata, T. (2010). Decision support for the dynamic reconfiguration of machine layout and part routing in cellular manufacturing. In Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010 (pp. 1650-1655). (Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010).