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On a New Modelling Approach for Circular Layouts and its Practical Advantages

Philipp Hungerländer (philipp.hungerlaender***at***aau.at)
Kerstin Maier (maier.kerstin***at***aau.at)
Jörg Pöcher (joerg.poecher***at***aau.at)
Christian Truden (christian.truden***at***aau.at)

Abstract: We consider a new facility layout problem. The Directed Circular Facility Layout Problem (DCFLP) seeks to optimally arrange machines on a circular layout with given material flow direction. The DCFLP allows for a wide range of applications and contains several other relevant layout problems as special cases. We model the DCFLP as a Linear Ordering Problem and solve it using an integer linear program and a tabu search heuristic. In our computational study we show that the DCFLP is easier to solve for both exact and heuristic approaches than other related layout problems.

Keywords: Facility planning and design; circular layout; linear ordering problem; integer linear programming; tabu search.

Category 1: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Facility Planning and Design )

Category 2: Integer Programming (0-1 Programming )

Category 3: Combinatorial Optimization (Meta Heuristics )

Citation: Technical report, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Mathematics, Optimization Group, TR-AAUK-M-O-17-06-10, 2017.

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Entry Submitted: 06/10/2017
Entry Accepted: 06/10/2017
Entry Last Modified: 06/11/2017

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