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Hybrid Methods in Engineering

ISSN Print: 1099-2391
ISSN Online: 2641-7359

Archives: Volume 1, 1999 to Volume 4, 2002

Hybrid Methods in Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/HybMethEng.v3.i1.50
7 pages

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR BOTTLENECK IDENTIFICATION IN CELLULAR MANUFACTURING

L. G. Azevedo Filho
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
R. Y. Qassim
Program of Mechanical Engineering, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ABSTRACT

The objective of this work is to demonstrate the error in assuming that exceptional elements (EEs) constitute bottlenecks in cellular manufacturing. This is achieved by developing a linear programming model and applying it to an example from industry.


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