The proposed method approaches the problem of the optimal facility layout using fuzzy theory. The optimal layout is a robust layout that minimizes the total material handling cost, when the product market demands are uncertain variables, which are defined as fuzzy numbers. Since each department has a limited production capacity, not all possible combinations, deriving from each product's market demand, are taken into account because some combination could exceed the overall department's productivity. Therefore, the optimal solution results by solving a 'constrained' fuzzy optimization problem, in which the fuzzy material handling costs corresponding to the layouts are evaluated, and a ranking method, which considers the grade of pessimism of the decision maker, is established to determine the optimal layout.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Rivista||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2001|
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