Optimization of the material flow in a manufacturing plant by use of artificial bee colony algorithm

@article{AlvaradoIniesta2013OptimizationOT,
  title={Optimization of the material flow in a manufacturing plant by use of artificial bee colony algorithm},
  author={Alejandro Alvarado-Iniesta and Jorge Luis Garc{\'i}a-Alcaraz and Manuel Ivan Rodriguez-Borbon and Aid{\'e} Aracely Maldonado},
  journal={Expert Syst. Appl.},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={4785-4790}
}
To survive in today’s competitive global market, companies must perform strategic changes in order to increase productivity, eliminating wasted materials, time, and effort. This study will examine how to optimize the time and effort required to supply raw material to different produc tion lines in a manufacturing plant in Juarez, Mexico by minimizing the distance an operator must travel to distribute material from a warehouse to a set of different production lines with corresponding demand. The… CONTINUE READING