Facility layout problem: Bibliometric and benchmarking analysis

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Facility layout problem is related to the location of departments in a facility area, with the aim of determining the most effective configuration. Researches based on different approaches have been published in the last six decades and, to prove the effectiveness of the results obtained, several instances have been developed. This paper presents a general overview on the extant literature on facility layout problems in order to identify the main research trends and propose future research questions. Firstly, in order to give the reader an overview of the literature, a bibliometric analysis is presented. Then, a clusterization of the papers referred to the main instances reported in literature was carried out in order to create a database that can be a useful tool in the benchmarking procedure for researchers that would approach this kind of problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-472
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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