Accession Number : ADA186475

Title :   Optimizing the Location of Input/Output Stations within Facilities Layout,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA186475

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This paper addresses the design task of characterizing and locating input/output stations within a facilities layout. Depending upon the particular case, an input/output station could be a door to an office or a department, a floor location where unit loads enter and leave a department, or an automated transfer station integrated to autonomous robotic vehicle systems. In all cases, the locations of input/output stations have a strong impact on both the cost of flow among departments and the internal configuration of the departments. In the past, characterizing and locating input/output stations has generally been restricted to a secondary consideration in the detailed phase of facilities design. However, practical relevancy has recently lead researchers to more fundamental consideration of input/output station locations when evaluating layouts.

Descriptors :   *STATIONS, *WORKPLACE LAYOUT, *INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, AUTOMATION, COSTS, FACILITIES, FLOORS, FLOW, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, POSITION(LOCATION), ROBOTICS, TRANSFER, VEHICLES, OPTIMIZATION, CONFIGURATIONS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE