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Integrated Manufacturing Facility Design
This dissertation addresses for the first time the integrated problem of designing the manufacturing shop layout concurrently with its material handling system. Specifically, this study provides a method to derive shop ...
Current Research on Manufacturing Shop and Material Handling System Design
The importance of the manufacturing shop design in the successful operation of a production system is well known and as a result, significant research has been devoted to this area. This paper reviews important literature ...
Minimization of Acquisition and Operational Costs in Horizontal Material Handling System Design
This paper considers the problem of minimizing the fixed cost of acquiring material handling transporters and the operational cost of material transfer in a manufacturing system. This decision problem arises during ...
Design of Material Flow Networks in Manufacturing Facilities
In this paper we consider the design of material handling flow paths in a discrete parts manufacturing facility. A fixed-charge capacitated network design model is presented and two efficient heuristics are proposed to ...