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The facility layout problem. (English) Zbl 0612.90035
The facility layout problem is surveyed. Various formulations of the facility layout problem and the algorithms for solving this problem are presented. Twelve heuristic algorithms are compared on the basis of their performance with respect to eight test problems commonly used in the literature. Certain issues related to the facility layout problem and some aspects of the machine layout problem in flexible manufacturing systems are also presented.

MSC:
90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
90B30 Production models
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
90C10 Integer programming
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