A simulated annealing algorithm for facility layout problems under variable demand in Cellular Manufacturing Systems

T. Y. Wang, K. B. Wu, Y. W. Liu

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Abstract

In this paper, we formulate a model to solve the facility layout problem in Cellular Manufacturing Systems (CMS). This model assumes that the demand rate varies over the product life cycle. The objective is to minimize the total material handling cost and solves both inter- and intra-cell facility layout problems simultaneously. Owing to the problem's complexity and intractability, we use the simulated annealing algorithm to solve the presented model. The computational results show that the simulated annealing can obtain satisfactory solutions within reasonable time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in Industry
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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