Hachicha, Wafik and Masmoudi, Faouzi and Haddar, Mohamed (2008): A Taguchi method application for the part routing selection in Generalized Group Technology: A case Study.
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Cellular manufacturing (CM) is an important application of group technology (GT) that can be used to enhance both flexibility and efficiency in today’s small-to-medium lot production environment. The crucial step in the design of a CM system is the cell formation (CF) problem which involves grouping parts into families and machines into cells. The CF problem are increasingly complicated if parts are assigned with alternative routings (known as generalized Group Technology problem). In most of the previous works, the route selection problem and CF problem were formulated in a single model which is not practical for solving large-scale problems. We suggest that better solution could be obtained by formulating and solving them separately in two different problems. The aim of this case study is to apply Taguchi method for the route selection problem as an optimization technique to get back to the simple CF problem which can be solved by any of the numerous CF procedures. In addition the main effect of each part and analysis of variance (ANOVA) are introduced as a sensitivity analysis aspect that is completely ignored in previous research.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||A Taguchi method application for the part routing selection in Generalized Group Technology: A case Study|
|Keywords:||Cellular Manufacturing; generalized Group Technology; route selection problem; Taguchi method; ANOVA; sensitivity analysis|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L0 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M11 - Production Management
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L23 - Organization of Production
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C02 - Mathematical Methods
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C90 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C93 - Field Experiments
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
|Depositing User:||Wafik HACHICHA|
|Date Deposited:||27. Dec 2008 15:12|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 07:04|
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