Flow pattern planning for facility layout design

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Abstract

In this paper, a new method is proposed for planning flow patterns in facilities layout design. The suggested method utilizes the K-Shortest Path techniques to extract the main material flow streams and build a master flow network for a manufacturing system. Minimizing the cross-traffic such as backtracking and cross-flow-line traveling, the master flow network will represent the desired flow pattern of the system. Combined with the consideration of geometric constraints and adjacency requirements, the master flow network is then located on a given floor plan as a design skeleton to help designers generate quality layouts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference
EditorsDeborah A. Mitta, Laura I. Burke, John R. English, Jennie Gallimore, Georgia-Ann Klutke, Gregory L. Tonkay
PublisherPubl by IIE
Pages217-221
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0898061326
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 2nd Industrial Engineering Research Conference - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: May 26 1993May 28 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd Industrial Engineering Research Conference
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period5/26/935/28/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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