CELL FORMATION IN CELLULAR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS USING ARTIFICIAL IMMUNE SYSTEM
This paper presents an Artificial Immune System (AIS) algorithm for the cell formation problem. This algorithm is used for manufacturing cells and part families in the cellular manufacturing systems. This algorithm is suitable for forming a good block diagonal matrix for a cell formation problem with Machine Part Incidence Matrix (MPIM) as input. The objective of this algorithm is the maximization of Grouping Efficacy (GE), which is one of the most widely, used measures of quality for cellular configurations. A comparison of the proposed algorithm is made with other proven methods of cell formation problems by found in the literature and that the proposed algorithm is performing much better than the others.
MAHALAKSHMI R, MANIMARAN A AND KARTHICK S
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