Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2011.2837.2842MukattashAdnan IdwanSahar AshhabMoh`d Sami SamhouriMurad A. MatarIzzeddin 1220111115In this study, a computerized model has been developed to obtain the optimal distribution of the machines on three cells based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN's). These networks rely on the historical input-output data to learn input output implicit mapping. They are trained using back propagation algorithm. Comparing the results with those in the literature, it has been proved that the artificial neural network is superior in finding all the possible optimal solution (s) since it gives the minimum sum of voids and/or exceptions for all the possible ways of forming three cells from n machines. Taking all the possible ways of forming the cells is of great advantage since; it will provide the designer with more flexibility. An important feature of the optimization model is that it finds the solution fast regardless the number of machines and parts. The distinct superiority of the proposed model is that, machine cells and part families are identified and done concurrently which will decrease the computational time. Results are verified with the aid of computer simulation.]]>Adil, G.K., D. Rajamani and D. Strong,1996Akturk, M.S. and H.O. Balkose,1996Chen, A.S., M.T. Leung and H. Daouk,2003Chen, S.J. and C.S. Cheng,1995Dobado, D., S. Lozano, J.M. Bueno and J. Larraneta,2002Funahashi, K.I.,1989Haykin, S.,1999Lee, J., C.O. Malave, T.S. Kim and S.J. Lee,2010Kalaitzakis, K., G.S. Stavrakakis and E.M. Anagnostakis,2002Mukattash, A.,2000Nair, G.J. and T.T. Narendran,1998Niknam, T., J. Olamaei and B. Amiri,2008Patterson, D.W.,1990Panchalavarapu, P.R. and V. Chankong,2005Reddy, K.S. and M. Ranjan,2003Sarker, B.R. and K.M.S. Islam,2000Sivaprakasam, R. and V. Selladurai,2008Srivastava, B. and W. Chen,1995Soleymanpour, M., P. Vrat and R. Shankar,2002Tkacz, G.,2001Zhang, G., B.E. Patuwo and M.Y. Hu,1998Zhang, G.P., G.E. Patuwo and M.Y. Hu,2001Zhang, G.P.,2001Cybenko, G.,1989Nasr, G.E., E.A. Badr and C. Joun,2003