A Minimax Facility Layout Problem Involving Distances Within and Between Facilities.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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This paper presents a simple solution procedure for the problem of laying out n facilities, where each facility takes up a planar region of known area but with shape not prespecified, so as to minimize the maximum of the following terms the greatest of the rectilinear distances between all pairs of regions the greatest of the rectilinear distances within specified regions. The procedure for finding minimax layouts provides several qualitative insights which suggest design guidelines virtually closed form answers are obtained.
- Operations Research