Meta-heuristics in cellular manufacturing: A state-of-the-art review

Tamal Ghosh, Sourav Sengupta, Manojit Chattopadhyay, Pranab K Dan
2011 International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations  
Meta-heuristic approaches are general algorithmic framework, often nature-inspired and designed to solve NP-complete optimization problems in cellular manufacturing systems and has been a growing research area for the past two decades. This paper discusses various metaheuristic techniques such as evolutionary approach, Ant colony optimization, simulated annealing, Tabu search and other recent approaches, and their applications to the vicinity of group technology/cell formation (GT/CF) problem
more » ... n (GT/CF) problem in cellular manufacturing. The nobility of this paper is to incorporate various prevailing issues, open problems of meta-heuristic approaches, its usage, comparison, hybridization and its scope of future research in the aforesaid area.
doi:10.5267/j.ijiec.2010.04.005 fatcat:q6oc7srxifhcjntkroo3z6rj5e