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An Exact Multiobjective Epsilon-Constraint Approach for the Manufacturing Cell Formation Problem

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2 Author(s)
Boulif, M. ; Dept. d''lnformatique, Univ. M''hamed Bouguerra a Boumerdes, Algerie ; Atif, K.

Cell formation is one of the main problems to be solved when dealing with cellular manufacturing. An exact graph theory based Branch & Bound method has been proposed by the authors [Boulif, M et al., (2006)]. In this paper we tackle the problem by considering two objectives: minimizing both intercellular movements and workload unbalance. We argue that when an epsilon-constraint approach is adopted, an enhancement of the lower bound of the B&B branching step can be obtained. This improvement gives a worthwhile help to the method efficiency when seeking to solve the problem optimally

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Service Systems and Service Management, 2006 International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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Oct. 2006