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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 ...