Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Volume 12 Issue 4


Operations and Logistics Management

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A longitudinal study of a flexible manufacturing cell operation

Amrik S. Sohal, Paul Fitzpatrick, Damien Power

Presents the experiences of a medium‐sized Australian manufacturer with cellular manufacturing over the past ten years. The case study reveals that careful planning and…

Application of a simple method of cell design accounting for product demand and operation sequence

Janet Efstathiou, Peter Golby

Manufacturing facilities may simplify their operations by converting from a process‐based layout to manufacturing cells. Mathematically, many possible configurations of…

Capability based formulation and solution of multiple objective cell formation problems using simulated annealing

Adil Baykasog¯lu, Nabil N.Z. Gindy, Richard C. Cobb

An integer multiple objective non‐linear mathematical programming formulation is developed for simultaneously forming part/machine cells. In the proposed model, generic…

A model for integrated production planning in cellular manufacturing systems

Mingyuan Chen

Inventory control models deal with production planning in order to minimize inventory and shortage cost, while cellular manufacturing analysis mainly addresses how…

A simulation analysis of factors influencing the flow time and through‐put performance of functional and cellular layouts

Faizul Huq, Douglas A. Hensler, Zubair M. Mohamed

Contrasts functional layouts and cellular layouts with regard to the effects of set‐up time reduction and lot size on flow time and through‐put. The structural environment…

Contextual shaping in the origination, implementation and uptake of manufacturing cells

Patrick Dawson

Data drawn from a longitudinal case study of change is used to examine contextual factors in the conception, uptake and operation of manufacturing cells. Attention is…

Concurrent process and facility prototyping for formation of virtual manufacturing cells

Svetan M. Ratchev

Reports on a new methodology for formation of virtual (“extended”) machining cells using generic capability patterns termed “resource elements”. Resource elements are used…



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