Fall term, odd years
Graduate standing and computer experience
416 Rogers Hall
Designing manufacturing cells, impact of alternative process plan on cell design, part-machine assignment to cells, disaggregated manufacturing cells, and group scheduling.
- Introduction to CM systems.
- Design of manufacturing cells - part-machine incidence matrix-based and operational constraints-based approaches
- Alternative process plans and their impact on the design of manufacturing cells
- Incorporating features of lot splitting, multiple units of the same machine type, and non-consecutive operations of parts on the same machine as operational constraints in the design of manufacturing cells
- Creating disaggregated manufacturing cells through simultaneously dealing with duplicating bottleneck machines and subcontracting bottleneck parts
- Introduction to group scheduling
- Similarities between conventional flow shop scheduling problems and group scheduling problems
- Heuristic approaches for solving level 1 problem in group scheduling
- Optimal and heuristic approaches for completely solving group scheduling problems at levels 1 and 2
The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:
- Describe the key issues in cellular manufacturing to effectively implement manufacturing cells in industry practice.
- Show how part-machine incidence matrix based algorithmic approaches can be used to design manufacturing cells.
- Develop the model and algorithmic procedure to assess the impact of alternative process plans on the design of manufacturing cells.
- Develop the model and algorithmic procedure to incorporate key operational constraints in manufacturing cell design.
- Develop the model and algorithmic procedure to create disaggregated manufacturing cells.
- Show how optimal and heuristics approaches can be used to solve group-scheduling problems.