Facilities Design, Volume 1
PWS Publishing Company, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
This new text strikes an interesting and successful balance between quantitative modeling of facilities design and practical discussion of "real-world" facilities design, material handling, and warehousing problems. Distinguishing this book is its excellent treatment (in Chapter 7) of modern, general-purpose solution techniques, including simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, and tabu search; its up-to-date presentation of group technology and cellular manufacturing systems; and its in-depth coverage of facilities location (in Chapters 13 and 14). Many chapters also include detailed case studies. The case studies in Chapter 11 and 12, for example, describe material handling and automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) systems in action, with copious illustrations of modern systems at work. A bound-in disk includes a Fortran computer program for two types of ABSMODELS (models M3 and M4 in Chapter 5), as well as BLOCPLAN software for demonstrating layout problem-solving concepts and problems.
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PRODUCT AND EQUIPMENT ANALYSIS
PROCESS AND MATERIAL FLOW ANALYSIS
4 TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO FACILITY LAYOUT
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ABSMODEL adjacent algorithm analysis assigned assume birth-death process BLOCPLAN bond energy branch and bound cellular manufacturing Chapter column Consider constraints contour line conveyor coordinates corresponding departments determine develop dimensions discussed distance distance metric dual equal Equation equipment Euclidean distance example Exercise exponential distribution factors feasible flow matrix go to step handling Heragu heuristic horizontal I/O point input integer iteration Layout Menu layout problem linear programming location problems lower bound machine cells machine type material maximal Menu Selection minimize node number of machines number of units objective function obtained operations optimal solution order picking pallets parameter queue relationship chart robot score screen sequence servers shown in Figure simulated annealing solve space requirements storage spaces Table tion transportation trips truck unit load upper bound variables vertical warehouse workstations
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