The paper develops an algorithm for eliminating bottleneck parts in a cellular manufacturing setting. Bottlenecks are eliminated by determining the machine duplication pattern that minimizes total duplication costs. A unique feature of the algorithm is that it recognizes that under some conditions machine duplication costs can be minimized by increasing the number of machine cells. Examples of such situations are given.
Ang, D.S. (2000), "An algorithm for handling exceptional elements in cellular manufacturing systems", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 100 No. 6, pp. 251-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570010339213
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