Date of Award
Master of Science
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Tarun Gupta
Dr. Kailash Bafna
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study is the first of its kind in Group Technology (GT) literature and successfully demonstrates the application of the simulation technique to analyze different alternatives for machine and part grouping problem.
This study considers several aspects such as processing time, sequence of operations, alternative routing, setup time and dynamic shop condition for machine-part grouping. The heuristic developed aims to reduce intercellular moves, setup time and makespan time of parts. It also enables the decision markers to evaluate performance measures and to choose the best alternative at every step of the machine grouping process. Two examples have been used to illustrate and test the effectiveness of the approach. From the results, the heuristic is found to be effective in offering a satisfactory result.
Badam, "A Heuristic Procedure for Designing a Cellular Manufacturing System While Minimizing Makespan" (1994). Master's Theses. 4863.