Ant colony optimization for solving an industrial layout problem

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This paper presents ACO_GLS, a hybrid ant colony optimization approach coupled with a guided local search, applied to a layout problem. ACO_GLS is applied to an industrial case, in a train maintenance facility of the French railway system (SNCF). Results show that an improvement of near 20% is achieved with respect to the actual layout. Since the problem is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2006.10.032

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