Design of manufacturing plant layouts with queueing effects

S. Benjaafar

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a formulation of the plant layout problem where the objective is to minimize work-in-process. We show that the choice of layout has a direct impact on work-in-process accumulation, manufacturing lead time, achievable throughput rates, and required material handling capacity. More importantly, we show that layouts generated using a queueing-based model can be very different from those obtained using conventional layout procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages260-265
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)078034300X
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: May 16 1998May 20 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period5/16/985/20/98

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgement: This research is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant No. DMII-9309631 , the U.S. Department of Transportation under grant No. USDOTIDTRS93-G-0017, and the University of Minnesota Graduate School.

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