A spring-embedding approach for the facility layout problem

Abstract

The facility layout problem is concerned with finding the most efficient arrangement of a given number of departments with unequal area requirements within a facility. The facility layout problem is a hard problem, and therefore, exact solution methods are only feasible for small or greatly restricted problems. In this paper, we propose a spring-embedding… (More)
DOI: 10.1057/jors.2010.25

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