Layout Planning for Group Technology

  • Inyong Ham
  • Katsundo Hitomi
  • Teruhiko Yoshida
Part of the International Series in Management Science/Operations Research book series (ISMS)


Together with the production planning, process planning, production scheduling, and others, an important planning activity in manufacturing firms is to determine a spatial location for a collection of physical production facilities. This is so-called layout planning. The optimal decision about this layout planning leads to the reduction of material handling times and costs, decrease of in-process inventories, the improvement of environmental conditions of workers, shortening of production lead time, increase of machine utilization, and others, thereby resulting in decrease of the total production cost.


Group Technology Layout Problem Part Family Layout Planning Machine Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inyong Ham
    • 1
  • Katsundo Hitomi
    • 2
  • Teruhiko Yoshida
    • 3
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Kyoto UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Kobe University of CommerceJapan

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