Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Lashkari, Reza S.,


Engineering, Industrial.



Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.


In today's competitive world, for manufacturers to survive in the market and to compete on a global level, several innovative strategies are being developed and practised. In industries which manufacture a variety of products in lots, one of the well known manufacturing strategies or systems is cellular manufacturing systems (CMS). CMS has several advantages especially for manufacturers who produce a medium variety of products in medium volumes. The tangible benefits are reduction in cycle time of the product, reduced inventory, improved quality, possibility to meet customer demands on time etc.; the intangible benefits are flexibility in the system, increased control of the process, improvement in employee morale etc. This proposed research is an attempt to group machines into cells, assign tools to the machines, and then to allocate operations of parts to the machine-tool combinations, simultaneously. In this research a 0-1 integer programming model is developed for the purpose mentioned above. The objective of the model is to reduce operation costs, material handling costs and refixturing costs, taking into consideration tooling, machine capacity and tool life.Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .F68. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0335. Adviser: Reza S. Lashkari. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.