A complete cellular manufacturing system design methodology based on axiomatic design principles

Kulak O., Durmusoglu M., Tufekci S.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, vol.48, no.4, pp.765-787, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cie.2004.12.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.765-787
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper provides a framework and a road map for people who are ready to transform their traditional production system from process orientation to cellular orientation, based on Axiomatic Design (AD) principles. A feedback mechanism for continuous improvement is also suggested for evaluating and improving the cellular design against pre-selected performance criteria. A complete implementation of the proposed methodology at a manufacturing company and resulting performance improvements are also provided. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.