@inproceedings{dd78a8a6f65740049a4138d267b75b60,

title = "A Harmony Search Algorithm to Solve the Manufacturing Cell Design Problem",

abstract = "This paper focuses on modeling and solving the Manufacturing Cell Design Problem (MCDP) by using the Harmony Search (HS) metaheuristic. The MDCP consists on grouping machines and parts that they process, into groups called cells. So, the idea is to identify an organization of cells such that the number of times that a piece is transported between these cells is minimized. To this end, we use the HS optimization algorithm, which is based on the process of improvisation performed by musicians to find a perfect musical harmony. The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed approach which is able to reach all global optimums for a set of 90 well-known MDCP instances.",

keywords = "Harmony search algorithm, Manufacturing cell design problem, Metaheuristics",

author = "Ricardo Soto and Broderick Crawford and Rodrigo Olivares and Felipe Esc{\'a}rate",

note = "Funding Information: Acknowledgment. Broderick Crawford is supported by Grant CONICYT/ FONDECYT/REGULAR/1171243. Ricardo Soto is supported by Grant CONI-CYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1160455. Rodrigo Olivares is supported by CON-ICYT/FONDEF/IDeA/ID16I10449 and Postgraduate Grant Pontificia Universidad Cat{\'o}lica de Valpar{\'a}ıso (INF-PUCV 2015-2017). Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.; null ; Conference date: 12-09-2017 Through 14-09-2017",

year = "2018",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-67618-0_3",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783319676173",

series = "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

pages = "20--30",

editor = "Radek Silhavy and Petr Silhavy and Zdenka Prokopova",

booktitle = "Cybernetics Approaches in Intelligent Systems - Computational Methods in Systems and Software 2017",

}