This book provides the latest up-to-date documentation on the scope of research in Group Technology (GT) and Cellular Manufacturing (CM). It is a comprehensive listing of the methodologies, techniques, algorithms and tools used for practical implementation of the concepts of GT and CM.
I: Design, Modeling and Analysis 1. The Group Technology Problem with Bottleneck Parts 2. A New Similarity Coefficient Based on Alternative Routes during Machine Failure 3. A Combinatorial Optimization Tour in Cell Formation via Hypergraphs 4. Machine Cell and Part Family Formation in the Presence of Correlation among Parts: A Mathematical Programming-B ased Approach 5. Flexibility Consideration in Designing Manufacturing Cells: A Case Study 6. Group Scheduling for Cellular Manufacturing Systems 7. A Comparative Study of Machine Cell Formation Algorithms II: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms and Computer Tools 8. Solving Constraint Cell Formation Problems: A Neural Network Approach 9. Machine-Part Matrix Family Formation Implemented on a Parallel Neuro-Computer Utilizing an ART1 Neural Network 10. A Heuristic Genetic Algorithm for Manufacturing Cell Formation 11. Design of Material Handling System for Manufacturing Cell in an Agile Environment 12. Machine Cell Design Using Computer Simulation