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Cellular Manufacturing Systems : Design, planning and control - Nanua Singh

Cellular Manufacturing Systems

Design, planning and control

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1996
ISBN: 9780412557101
Number Of Pages: 278

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Batch manufactcring is a dominant manufacturing activity in the world, generating a great deal of industrial output. In the coming years, we are going to witness an era of mass customization of products. The major problems in batch manufacturing are a high level of product variety and small manufacturing lot sizes. The product variations present design engineers with the problem of designing many different parts. The decisions made in the design stage significantly affect manufacturing cost, quality and delivery lead times. The impacts of these product variations in manufacturing are high investment in equipment, high tooling costs, complex scheduling and loading, lengthy setup time and costs, excessive scrap and high quality control costs. However, to compete in a global market, it is essential to improve the productivity in small batch manufacturing industries. For this purpose, some innovative methods are needed to reduce product cost, lead time and enhance product quality to help increase market share and profitability. What is also needed is a higher level of integration of the design and manufacturing activities in a company. Group technology provides such a link between design and manufacturing. The adoption of group technology concepts, which allow for small batch production to gain economic advantages similar to mass production while retaining the flexibility of job shop methods, will help address some of the problems.

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Provides a comprehensive treatment of design, planning and control of cellular systems. - Aslib Book Guide

Introductionp. 1
Part family formation: coding and classification systemsp. 15
Part-machine group analysis: methods for cell formationp. 34
Similarity coefficient-based clustering: methods for cell formationp. 70
Mathematical programming and graph theoretic methods for cell formationp. 97
Novel methods for cell formationp. 128
Other mathematical programming methods for cell formationp. 154
Layout planning in cellular manufacturingp. 181
Production planning in cellular manufacturingp. 212
Control of cellular flexible manufacturing systemsp. 246
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780412557101
ISBN-10: 041255710X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 30th April 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 1.3