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The majority of the issued facilities layout problems (FLPs) minimize the material handling cost and ignore other factors, such as area utilization, department shape and site shape size. These factors, however, might influence greatly the objective function and should give consideration. The research range of this paper is focus on the unequal areas(More)
This paper considers the problem of scheduling n jobs on a single machine to minimize the total weighted completion time. Each job has a release time, a processing time and a weight. For the problem, we present a bi-direction branching scheme based on branch and bound method, called bi-direction branch and bound (BDBAD), which incorporates forward-driven(More)
In this research, the Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Space-Filling Curve (SFC) are combined along with the use of Taguchi method for finding the optimal combination of parameters. The new algorithm has been tested on 12 cases of spine-type facility layout for four different material handling directions, e.g. clockwise one-way, two-way, clockwise one way with a(More)
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