Modeling and Analysis of Congestion in the Design of Facility Layouts

@article{Benjaafar2002ModelingAA,
  title={Modeling and Analysis of Congestion in the Design of Facility Layouts},
  author={Saifallah Benjaafar},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={48},
  pages={679-704}
}
Reducing manufacturing lead times and minimizing work-in-process (WIP) inventories are the cornerstones of popular manufacturing strategies such as Lean, Quick Response, and Just-in-Time Manufacturing. In this paper, we present a model that captures the relationship between facility layout and congestion-related measures of performance. We use the model to introduce a formulation of the facility layout design problem where the objective is to minimize work-in-process (WIP). In contrast to some… CONTINUE READING