Modeling Manufacturing Cell Design Problems: CP vs. MH

Broderick Crawford, Ricardo Soto, Gustavo Zuñiga, Eric Monfroy, Fernando Paredes

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The manufacturing cell design problem aims at organizing a manufacturing plant in cells that contain machines processing parts from a same family for a given product. The purpose is to minimize the flow of parts among cells so as to increase productivity while reducing costs. This paper focuses on comparing metaheuristics and constraint programming -from a modeling standpoint- when used to solve this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2014 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319078564
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume434 PART I
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Constraint Programming
  • Manufacturing Cell Design
  • Metaheuristics


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