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Minimization of Acquisition and Operational Costs in Horizontal Material Handling System Design

dc.contributor.authorHerrmann, Jeffrey W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorIoannou, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinis, Ioannisen_US
dc.contributor.authorProth, J.M.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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 manufacturing facility design, and is modeled using an integer programming formulation. Two efficient heuristics are developed to solve it. Computational complexity, worst-case performance analysis, and extensive computational tests are provided for both heuristics. The results indicate that the proposed methods are well suited for large-scale manufacturing applications.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesISR; TR 1995-12en_US
dc.subjectcomputational complexityen_US
dc.subjectplant layouten_US
dc.subjectmaterial handling systemsen_US
dc.subjectSystems Integration Methodologyen_US
dc.titleMinimization of Acquisition and Operational Costs in Horizontal Material Handling System Designen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US

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