Menouar Boulif

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This paper deals with the manufacturing cell formation (MCF) problem, which is based on group technology principles, using a graph partitioning formulation. An attempt has been made to take into account the natural constraints of real-life production systems, such as operation sequences, minimum and maximum numbers of cells, and maximum cell sizes.(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)
Cell formation is a critical step in the design of cellular manufacturing systems. Recently, it was tackled using a cut-based-graph-partitioning model. This model meets real-life production systems requirements as it uses the actual amount of product flows, it looks for the suitable number of cells, and it takes into account the natural constraints such as(More)
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