%0 Journal Article
	%A Tai-Hsi Wu and  Jinn-Yi Yeh and  Chin-Chih Chang
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 29, 2009
	%T A hybrid Tabu Search Algorithm to Cell Formation Problem and its Variants
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5953
	%V 29
	%X Cell formation is the first step in the design of cellular
manufacturing systems. In this study, a general purpose
computational scheme employing a hybrid tabu search algorithm as
the core is proposed to solve the cell formation problem and its
variants. In the proposed scheme, great flexibilities are left to the
users. The core solution searching algorithm embedded in the scheme
can be easily changed to any other meta-heuristic algorithms, such as
the simulated annealing, genetic algorithm, etc., based on the
characteristics of the problems to be solved or the preferences the
users might have. In addition, several counters are designed to control
the timing of conducting intensified solution searching and diversified
solution searching strategies interactively.
	%P 1405 - 1409