The evolution of cell formation problem methodologies based on recent studies (1997-2008): review and directions for future research

2015-03-19T14:59:33Z (GMT) by Grammatoula Papaioannou John M. Wilson
This paper presents a literature review of the cell formation (CF) problem concentrating on formulations proposed in the last decade. It refers to a number of solution approaches that have been employed for CF such as mathematical programming, heuristic and metaheuristic methodologies and artificial intelligence strategies. A comparison and evaluation of all methodologies is attempted and some shortcomings are highlighted. Finally, suggestions for future research are proposed useful for CF researchers.