Facility Layout

National Science Foundation

 

Facility Layout (Re) Design Using Planar and Network Location Approaches


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Description


The location problem has traditionally been considered as one that locates an infinitesimally sized facility. In many applications (such as plant layout) this is not a reasonable assumption. Considering facilities to be of finite size requires a fundamental departure from the traditional approaches used in location analysis. For instance, it requires the problem of placement (location and orientation) to be considered. The analysis that is needed is intricate and makes a fundamental contribution to the field of location analysis. Furthermore, the accurate measurement of distance due to the consideration of finite size in the facility being placed makes a fundamental contribution to the field of plant layout. Finally, through this approach the two fields of location and layout (which have been treated separately by researchers) are brought closer together. It is entirely possible that the resultant papers will spur a significant amount of further work by researchers in these areas.

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Investigators:
Dr. Rajan Batta, Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
342 Bell Hall Box 602050
Buffalo, NY 14260-2050
U.S.A.
Telephone: (716) 645-2357
FAX: (716) 645-3302
E-mail: batta@eng.buffalo.edu

Dr. Rakesh Nagi
117 Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 244-3848
Fax: (217) 244-5705
E-mail: nagi@illinois.edu

Graduate Students:

Simin Huang: Ph.D. Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo
Pavankumar Nandikonda: Ph.D. Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo
Avijit Sarkar: Ph.D. Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo
Selcuk Savas: Ph.D. Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo
Yi Wang: Ph.D. Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo
Undergraduate Students:
Karriane Paolo
Stephanie Schinzing

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