Multiple-attribute decision making method for plant layout design problem

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Abstract

The layout design problem is a strategic issue and has a significant impact on the efficiency of a manufacturing system. Much of the existing layout design literature that uses a surrogate function for flow distance or for simplified objectives may be entrapped into local optimum; and subsequently lead to a poor layout design due to the multiple-attribute decision making (MADM) nature of a layout design decision. The present study explores the use of MADM approaches in solving a layout design problem. The proposed methodology is illustrated through a practical application from an IC packaging company. Three methods are proposed in solving the case study problem: Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal solution (TOPSIS), fuzzy max-min and fuzzy TOPSIS. Empirical results showed that the proposed methods are viable approaches in solving a layout design problem. The proposed fuzzy max-min is simplistic yet sensitive to its design factors. TOPSIS is a viable approach for the case study problem and is suitable for precise value performance ratings. When the performance ratings are vague and imprecise, the fuzzy TOPSIS is a preferred solution method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2005
Pages2119-2124
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2005 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2005 Jun 192005 Jun 22

Other

Other35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2005
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period05-06-1905-06-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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