Performance Analysis of Enhanced Cell Formation Techniques in a Manufacturing Industry – A Case Study
K. V. Durga Rajesh1, P. V. Chalapathi2

1K. V. Durga Rajesh, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vadde Swaram, A.P., India.
2P. V. Chalapathi, Professor & Principal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MVR College of Engineering and Technology, Paritala, Krishna District, A.P., India.
Manuscript received on 17 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 574-578 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: E3009038519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Group Technology (GT) has developed as a critical innovation in manufacturing engineering to adapt to the quick changing industrial demands. Development of effective cell is a demanding activity which requires point by point examination of different constraints. The fundamental aspect of this paper is to take a shot at different Cell Formation (CF) procedures for the structure of cell fabricating framework. The problem of CF is considered as the utmost important criteria in the design of CMS in order to minimize Exceptional Elements (EE) and idle time of machines to maximize Machine Utilization and Cell Efficiency. This paper targets to discuss various cell formation techniques using Squared Euclidean Distance Matrix (SEDM) and Sheep Flock Heredity Algorithm (SFHA). In addition an examination between the proposed strategies and surely understood conventional methodologies Rank Order Clustering (ROC) and ROC-2 has been conducted using Performance Measures such as Rate of Exceptional Elements, Machine Utilization, Cell Efficiency and Grouping Efficacy. A Case study taken from literature is solved using proposed strategies as well as conventional methodologies and results will infer that the proposed strategies are efficient. MATLAB and Java Code is produced for Proposed procedures which will deal with any size of CF issue inside portion of seconds.
Keyword: Group Technology, Cell Formation, Machine Utilization, Cell Efficiency
Scope of the Article: Manufacturing Processes