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dc.contributor.advisorGaither, Norman
dc.creatorWei, Che-Yung
dc.descriptionTypescript (photocopy).en
dc.description.abstractCellular Manufacturing (CM) is a manufacturing method that groups processes, people, and machines into workcells to produce a specific family of parts. This study concerns the very fundamental problem in designing CM systems-- the cell formation problem. The objective of this study is to provide researchers and managers with an improving means for forming cells in a CM environment. Two analytical approaches, a multiobjective heuristic and a linear programming based optimal algorithm, are proposed and compared in this study. A two-phase evaluation of both approaches is performed. In the first phase, a full factorial experimental design is conducted so that the effects of environmental factors on the performance of both approaches can be studied. Significant main effect of load level and interaction between matrix size and matrix density are identified. In the second phase, selected larger and more complex problems are studied and the features of the heuristic are described.en
dc.format.extentxi, 105 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor business analysisen
dc.subject.classification1987 Dissertation W415
dc.subject.lcshProduction engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshMathematical modelsen
dc.subject.lcshGroup technologyen
dc.subject.lcshGroup technologyen
dc.subject.lcshMathematical modelsen
dc.titleThe development and evaluation of a capacity-constrained, multiobjective cell formation heuristic modelen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen Den
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDavis, Robert A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFeldman, Richard M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOlson, David L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhite, Edna M.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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