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A Genetic Algorithm Approach on a Facility Layout Design Problem with Aisles

  • Gengui Zhou
  • Mujing Ye
  • Zhenyu Cao
  • Feng Ye
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4114)

Abstract

Facility layout problems concerning space layout optimization have been investigated in depth by researchers in many engineering fields. In this paper, a particular facility layout problem with aisles and two objectives at minimizing total cost of material handling and maximizing adjacent requirement between resources is discussed and formulated as an nonlinear mixed-integer programming. To solve the NP-hard problem, a multiple objective genetic algorithm approach with local search method is developed. The application on a practical FLP case and numerical analysis show the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed method on FLPs.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gengui Zhou
    • 1
  • Mujing Ye
    • 2
  • Zhenyu Cao
    • 1
  • Feng Ye
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Business Administration, Zhejiang University of Technology, HangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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