Multi-objective genetic algorithm to design minicells for mass customization manufacturing

F. Fazleena Badurdeen, Smitha Thuramalla, Dale T. Masel

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Mass customization involves the production of individually customized products at near mass production efficiency. The flexibility and responsiveness required in a manufacturing system for successful mass customization can be achieved by designing a modular manufacturing system. This can be done by forming minicells that are dedicated to producing families of options of the customized products. With minicells the production operations are divided into multiple stages, with one or more minicells in each stage. In this paper, a multi-objective genetic algorithm is presented to design such a minicell configuration. The application of the genetic algorithm is illustrated using an example.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 20 2006May 24 2006


Conference2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Genetic algorithms
  • Mass customization
  • Minicells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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