Optimization Letters

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 407–413 | Cite as

Optimal solutions for the double row layout problem

  • André R. S. AmaralEmail author
Original Paper


The double row layout problem is how to allocate a given set of n machines on both sides of a straight line corridor so that the total cost of transporting materials between machines is minimized. This is a very difficult combinatorial optimization problem with important applications in industry. We formulate the problem as a mixed-integer program. Computational tests show that the proposed formulation presents a far superior performance than that of a previously published model.


Double row layout problem Machine layout problem Facility layout Integer programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)VitóriaBrazil

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