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Determination of a Flexibility Range for Cellular Manufacturing Systems under Product Mix Variations
International Journal of Production Research
  • Hamid Seifoddini, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Manocher Djassemi, University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Publication Date
12-1-1997
Abstract
One of the underlying assumptions in cellular manufacturing is that product mix is relatively stable over time. In this paper, a procedure for the sensitivity analysis of the performance of a cellular manufacturing system with respect to changes in the product mix is presented and a flexibility range representing the capability of the system in dealing with these changes is determined using simulation modelling. The simulation results in this study show that as the changes in the product mix increase the superiority of the performance of the cellular manufacturing system to the corresponding job shop system diminishes.
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Citation Information
Hamid Seifoddini and Manocher Djassemi. "Determination of a Flexibility Range for Cellular Manufacturing Systems under Product Mix Variations" International Journal of Production Research Vol. 35 Iss. 12 (1997) p. 3349 - 3366
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/djassemi/5/