Introduction : The challenge,Requirements of Manufacturing,Various methodologies,Cellular Manufacturing – Cell Formation – Early methods : Production Flow Analysis,Rank Order Clustering,Similarity based methods – Cell formation algorithms : P median formulation,Assignment formulation,ZODIAC algorithm,Metaheuristics,Considering sequence,Considering workload – Minimizing intercell movement : Remainder cells,Machine duplication,Part subcontracting. Product based cell formation.
Operator Allocation : Rabbit chasing,Dedicating operators,Static operator allocation problems,Network Models – Cell scheduling and sequencing : Part Family sequencing,Dispatching rules. Cell layout – Just In Time Manufacturing : Concepts and definitions,Implementation issues,Kanban,CONWIP and Kanban – Synchronous Manufacturing : The Goal,Principles of SM,TOC and LP,Scheduling – Flexible Manufacturing Systems : Concepts,FMS loading problems,FMS scheduling problems.
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