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Integration and Optimization of Facility Design Considering Replacement Analysis


  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (Deemed University), Bhopal - 462003, Madhya Pradesh, India


Objective: Facilities allocation means placing the facility on a specified plan of land keeping in mind the dealers the clients and other aspects. Now facility allocation involves facility structure plan, layout plan and the material organization plan various research work related to facility organization have been published but they are not the latest, and neither are they related to varied aspects. So the main objective of this research is the integration of facility design and replacement analysis. Method: The research study presented here highlights the after effects of application of algorithm on the layout design and its function. Replacement analysis has been kept as the basis of the new flexible layout design system. This paper has outlined the overall development, major algorithms are described in detail and this paper has also detailed the computer based system. This paper also highlights the varied approach of incorporating flexibility in the designs of the layout. Findings: The developed algorithm, computer based system and flexibility in the design of the layout is highly useful for the researchers and designers. Because while designing a layout, it is necessary to consider the replacement aspect and evaluation aspect, so that the costs handling stays low and replacement in the future remains possible. Application: This research is useful in minimizing the overall cost of material handling and thus gaining best flow pattern.


Facility Planning, Optimization Methods, Plant Layout, Replacement Analysis.

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