A survey of design methods for manufacturing cells Academic Article uri icon


  • In the recent years a new manufacturing system has emerged known as Cellular Manufacturing (CM) which utilizes the philosophy of group technology. Cellular manufacturing also known as group production can be described as a manufacturing process which produces families of parts within a single line or a group of machines operated manually or automatically. This paper discuses the available techniques used for cluster analysis and design of manufacturing cells and also illustrates a list of available methods and techniques used for clustering and their application in the manufacturing area. © 1993.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kamrani, A. K., Parsaei, H. R., & Chaudhry, M. A.

citation count

  • 23

publication date

  • September 1993