in: Cellular Manufacturing Systems: Recent Developments, Analysis and Case Studies, Gürsel A. Süer,Mitsuo Gen, Editor, NOVA Science Publishers Inc. , Ohio, pp.267-301, 2017
The efficient design and successful implementation of cellular manufacturing
systems necessitate the consideration of four basic system components which are human,
material, equipment and operating rules. In this chapter by taking these significant
components into account, a comprehensive mathematical model is proposed to form
human-part-machine manufacturing cells simultaneously. The model considers both
technical issues as alternative process routing, subcontracting, lot splitting, machine
seperation and co-location, machine capacity and part demand, and human issues as skill
requirements to assign operators to machines. The objective function of the model aims
to minimize the operation time, machine dublication, set up times, part subcontracting,
intercellular part movements and the number of operators concurrently. An illustrative
numerical example of which data set adapted from the literature is presented to
demonstrate the model. The model performance on different sized problems is
investigated based on the running time, the number of nodes and the number of iterations.
The contribution of the study is revealed with a comprehensive literature review based on
the studies considered human issues in cellular manufacturing.