publication . Article . 2002

Incorporating Workflow Interference in Facility Layout Design: The Quartic Assignment Problem

Wen-Chyuan Chiang; Panagiotis Kouvelis; Timothy L. Urban;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Management Science, volume 48, pages 584-590 (issn: 0025-1909, eissn: 1526-5501, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Abstract
Although many authors have noted the importance of minimizing workflow interference in facility layout design, traditional layout research tends to focus on minimizing the distance-based transportation cost. This paper formalizes the concept of workflow interference from a facility layout perspective. A model, formulated as a quartic assignment problem, is developed that explicitly considers the interference of workflow. Optimal and heuristic solution methodologies are developed and evaluated.
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free text keywords: Facility Layout Analysis, Quartic Assignment Problem, Nonlinear Optimization, Heuristics, Nonlinear programming, Heuristic, Workflow, Assignment problem, Quartic function, Mathematical optimization, Heuristics, Interference (wave propagation), Facility layout design, Computer science
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publication . Article . 2002

Incorporating Workflow Interference in Facility Layout Design: The Quartic Assignment Problem

Wen-Chyuan Chiang; Panagiotis Kouvelis; Timothy L. Urban;