Accession Number : AD0784029

Title :   Optimizing Multistage Plants for Location and Size.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Green,Richard C.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : The paper examines the problem of determination of plant size - specifically plants with multistages and locations. The possibility of locating one or more stages at a single location is also evaluated. Demand centers and transportation cost to final destinations and between stages are also part of the problem. This problem is solved using dynamic programming and a computer program was written to work the problem. Dynamic programming handles the problem of evaluation of all feasible assignments of stages and plants to all locations in an orderly fashion. An example problem is worked through, and the output from the computer for solving this problem is also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Industrial plants, *Site selection, *Dynamic programming, Production, Transportation, Costs, Mathematical models, Computer programs, Optimization, FORTRAN, Theses

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE