We present a genetic approach for finding efficient solutions to the problem of forming manufacturing cells for products having multiple routings. We consider the case where there are two criteria. The method that we propose seeks to generate the efficient set of solutions, that is the set of non-dominated solutions. The manager may then choose a solution knowing the consequences for each of the objectives. We address the computational difficulty of this problem and present a numerical example.

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Keywords Cell-formation, Genetic algorithms, Manufacturing, Multi criteria analysis, Production
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00057-5
Journal European Journal of Operational Research
Citation
Gravel, M. (Marc), Nsakanda, A, & Price, W. (Wilson). (1998). Efficient solutions to the cell-formation problem with multiple routings via a double-loop genetic algorithm. European Journal of Operational Research, 109(2), 286–298. doi:10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00057-5