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A SteepestDescent ImprovementType Algorithm
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adjacent ALDEP approach assumed Biased Sampling block layout BLOCPLAN candidate solution capacitated facility location centroids Chapter consider constraint CRAFT CRAFT-3D Curve and Fixed Data Set department areas department exchanges department shapes Departmental Area Requirements different floors distance units equal facility layout problem Final Layout Cost Fixed Department Location flow matrix flow-to-lift assignment formulation global optimal go to step graph grid Hilbert Curve horizontal improvement initial layout iteration LAP Test Problems layout algorithms layout sequence lift locations lift utilization minimize multi-floor facility multi-floor layout Multi-Floor Test Problem multiple floor number of departments objective function value optimal solution performance planar graph plant personnel presented procedure random variables Section sequence of departments shown in Figure simulated annealing simulated-annealing based single-floor layout Single-Floor Test Problem solve SPACECRAFT spacefilling curve specified split departments STRING Table two-stage V/H Ratio variables vertical flow vertical travel waiting Wilcoxon signed-rank test