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Stochastic Automata Networks (SAN's) have recently received attention in the literature as an eecient means of modelling parallel systems such as communicating processes, concurrent processors, shared memory, etc. The advantage that the SAN approach has over generalized stochastic Petri nets, and indeed over any Markovian analysis that requires the(More)
This paper deals with manufacturing cell formation considering the dynamic behavior of the production system. First, we discuss the importance of taking into account the dynamic aspect of the problem that has been poorly studied in the related literature. We argue that by considering a multi-periodic planning horizon, we can tackle the problem according to(More)
This paper deals with a fuzzy genetic algorithm applied to a manufacturing cell formation problem. We discuss the importance of taking into account the dynamic aspect of the problem that has been poorly studied in the related literature. Using a multi-periodic planning horizon modeling, two strategies are considered: passive and active. The first strategy(More)
Cell formation is one of the main problems to be solved when dealing with cellular manufacturing. An exact graph theory based Branch & Bound method has been proposed by the authors [1]. In this paper we tackle the problem by considering two objectives: minimizing both intercellular movements and workload unbalance. We argue that when an epsilon-constraint(More)
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