Cell formation in group technology: Review, evaluation and directions for future research

Hassan M. Selim, Ronald Askin, Asoo J. Vakharia

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Abstract

This paper discusses and reviews a fundamental issue in cellular manufacturing - cell formation. This problem is of strategic and operational importance in that it affects the fundamental structure and the overall layout of a cellular manufacturing system. We first provide a comprehensive mathematical formulation of the cell formation problem and then propose a methodology-based classification of prior research. This classification is used in reviewing the most recent literature on the cell formation problem. Based on a comparison and critical evaluation, we highlight the shortcomings of current approaches and also outline directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-20
Number of pages18
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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