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

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Wen-Chyuan Chiang; Panagiotis Kouvelis; Timothy L. Urban;
  • Journal: Management Science,volume 48,issue 4 April,pages584-590
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.48.4.584.206
  • Subject: Facility Layout Analysis, Quartic Assignment Problem, Nonlinear Optimization, Heuristics

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 fro... View more
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