Layout Planning for Group Technology
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.
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