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A New Combined Framework for the Cellular Manufacturing Systems Design

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  • Faouzi Masmoudi

    (U2MP - Unité Modélisation, Mécanique et Production - [ENIS] École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisie)

  • Wafik Hachicha


    (U2MP - Unité Modélisation, Mécanique et Production - [ENIS] École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisie)

  • Mohamed Haddar

    (U2MP - Unité Modélisation, Mécanique et Production - [ENIS] École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisie)

Cellular Manufacturing (CM) system has been recognized as an efficient and effective way to improve productivity in a factory. In recent years, there have been continuous research efforts to study different facet of CM system. The literature does not contain much published research on CM design which includes all design aspects. In this paper we provide a framework for the complete CM system design. It combines Axiomatic Design (AD) and Experimental Design (ED) to generate several feasible and potentially profitable designs. The AD approach is used as the basis for establishing a systematic CM systems design structure. ED has been a very useful tool to design and analyze complicated industrial design problems. AD helps secure valid input-factors to the ED. An element of the proposed framework is desmontrate through a numerical example for cell formation with alternative process.

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Date of creation: 02 Jun 2008
Publication status: Published in The 2008 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, Jun 2008, London, United Kingdom
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00325336
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  1. Hachicha, Wafik & Masmoudi, Faouzi & Haddar, Mohamed, 2006. "Formation of machine groups and part families in cellular manufacturing systems using a correlation analysis approach," MPRA Paper 3975, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 04 Jan 2007.
  2. Cabrera-Rios, Mauricio & Mount-Campbell, Clark A. & Irani, Shahrukh A., 2002. "An approach to the design of a manufacturing cell under economic considerations," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 78(3), pages 223-237, August.
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