Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13752

Title: Component grouping for GT applications - a fuzzy clustering approach with validity measure
Authors: Gindy, N.
Ratchev, T.M.
Case, Keith
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: GINDY, N., RATCHEV, T.M. and CASE, K., 1995. Component grouping for GT applications - a fuzzy clustering approach with validity measure. International Journal of Production Research, 33 (9), pp. 2493 - 2509.
Abstract: The variety of the currently available component grouping methodologies and algorithms provide a good theoretical basis for implementing GT principles in cellular manufacturing environments. However, the practical application of the grouping approaches can be further enhanced through extensions to the widely used grouping algorithms and the development of criteria for partitioning components into an 'optimum' number of groups. Extensions to the fuzzy clustering algorithm and a definition of a new validity measure are proposed in this paper. These are aimed at improving the practical applicability of the fuzzy clustering approach for family formation in cellular manufacturing environments. Component partitioning is based upon assessing the compactness of components within a group and overlapping between the component groups. The developed grouping methodology is experimentally demonstrated using an industrial case study and several well known component grouping examples from the published literature.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Production Research [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207549508904828
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/00207549508904828
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13752
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207549508904828
ISSN: 0020-7543
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Repository-IJPR-1995.pdfAccepted version994.39 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.