• Fulltext


        Click here to view fulltext PDF

      Permanent link:

    • Keywords


      Manufacturing systems; cellular manufacturing system; machine cell; part family; grouping efficacy; correlation analysis-based heuristic.

    • Abstract


      This paper presents a correlation analysis-based heuristic for the machine-part cell formation in the context of cellular manufacturing systems. Two new indices, viz. ‘‘mean correlation index’’ for forming the part families and ‘‘relevance index-modified’’ for identifying the appropriate machine cells are proposed. Themachine-part cells formed by the proposed heuristic resulted in a higher grouping efficacy (GE) for 14.3% of the test instances gathered from the literature, and it performed equal to the best in class heuristics available in theliterature for 80% of the test instances. The method presented in this paper has set a new benchmark GE for 5 of the 35 test instances used by the researchers in the context of machine-part cell formation without singletons.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
      2. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
    • Dates

  • Sadhana | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2022-2023 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.