The Threshold Value of a Quality Index for Formation of Cellular Manufacturing SystemsInternational Journal of Production Research
AbstractThe superiority of cellular manufacturing to job shop manufacturing has been questioned by a number of simulation studies. The initial structure of the machine-part matrix seems to play an important role in the failure of cellular manufacturing systems in these studies. In this paper a grouping measure called 'quality index - QI' will be used to evaluate the relationship between the quality of a machine-part matrix and the performance of the corresponding cellular manufacturing system. A simulation study will be conducted to demonstrate how the procedure can be used to determine the threshold value for QI beyond which the cellular manufacturing system outperforms the corresponding job shop manufacturing system.
Copyright1996 Taylor & Francis.
Citation InformationHamid Seifoddini and Manocher Djassemi. "The Threshold Value of a Quality Index for Formation of Cellular Manufacturing Systems" International Journal of Production Research Vol. 34 Iss. 12 (1996) p. 3401 - 3416
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