Accession Number : ADA182316

Title :   Utilizing Cut Trees as Decision Skeletons for Facility Layout,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Montreuil, Benoit ; Ratliff, H D

PDF Url : ADA182316

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Facility layout provides a fertile area for the application of optimization models. There is a major cost associated with constructing or reconfiguring a facility. In addition, the number of layout possibilities is so large that human designers frequently have difficulty in generating good layouts. A cut tree is proposed here as the basis for a family of facility layouts. It has some very attractive properties when used as part of an interactive system. The cut tree has proven to be both easy to use and very powerful in aiding designers to generate quality layouts.

Descriptors :   *WORKPLACE LAYOUT, INTERACTIONS, MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, TREES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE