Optimizing Multistage Plants for Location and Size.
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The paper examines the problem of determination of plant size - specifically plants with multistages and locations. The possibility of locating one or more stages at a single location is also evaluated. Demand centers and transportation cost to final destinations and between stages are also part of the problem. This problem is solved using dynamic programming and a computer program was written to work the problem. Dynamic programming handles the problem of evaluation of all feasible assignments of stages and plants to all locations in an orderly fashion. An example problem is worked through, and the output from the computer for solving this problem is also included. Author
- Operations Research
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems