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.
Published inEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
Pages509 - 521 (13)
CitationPAPAIOANNOU, G. and WILSON, J.M., 2010. The evolution of cell formation problem methodologies based on recent studies (1997-2008): review and directions for future research. European Journal of Operational Research, 206 (3), pp. 509 - 521.
VersionSMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)
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NotesNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in European Journal of Operational Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in European Journal of Operational Research, vol 206, issue 3, November 2010, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2009.10.020