Cellular manufacturing system design using a holonistic approach

  title={Cellular manufacturing system design using a holonistic approach},
  author={M. Selim Akturk and Ayten Turkcan},
We propose an integrated algorithm that will solve the part-family and machinecell formation problem by simultaneously considering the within-cell layout problem. To the best of our knowledge, this is the ® rst study that considers the e ciency of both individual cells and the overall system in monetary terms. Each cell should make at least a certain amount of pro® t to attain self-su ciency, while we maximize the total pro® t of the system using a holonistic approach. The proposed algorithm… CONTINUE READING