The block layout shortest loop design problem Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The purpose of this article is to formulate and solve a shortest loop problem associated with the design of material flow handling systems in factories. The problem is formulated as an Integer Linear Program (ILP) initially containing a very large number of constraints. Several simplifications are proposed in order to reduce the problem to a size amenable by standard ILP solvers. Computational results confirm the efficiency and practicality of the proposed approach. 2000, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • IIE Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • ASEF-VAZIRI, A., LAPORTE, G., & SRISKANDARAJAH, C.

complete list of authors

  • ASEF-VAZIRI, ARDAVAN||LAPORTE, GILBERT||SRISKANDARAJAH, CHELLIAH

publication date

  • January 1, 2000 11:11 AM