An integrated model of dynamic cellular manufacturing and supply chain system design

  • Lokesh Kumar SaxenaEmail author
  • P. K. Jain


In a global dynamic environment, there is a need to develop organizations and facilities significantly more flexible and responsive. This work proposes an integrated model of dynamic cellular manufacturing and supply chain design with consideration of various issues such as multi-plant locations, multiple markets, multi-time periods, reconfiguration, etc. The model objective was to minimize the sum of various costs such as facility/plant to market transportation cost, part holding cost at a facility/plant, part outsourcing cost, machine procurement cost, machine maintenance overhead cost, machine repair cost, production loss cost due to machine breakdown, machine operation cost, setup cost, tool consumption cost, inter-cell travel cost, intra-cell travel cost, and system reconfiguration cost for the entire planning time horizon. To study the model, three procedures—LINGO, artificial immune system, and hybrid artificial immune system—are used to perform computational experiment on some problems from existing literature. The best result generally is found by the hybrid artificial immune system algorithm.


Dynamic cellular manufacturing systems design Production planning Facility location allocation Supply chain design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringI.M.I., NewDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical & Industrial EngineeringI.I.T.RoorkeeIndia

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