Solving the facility layout problem using progressive modelling

Sodiq Fowosere, Mohamed Ismail, Ola Rashwan

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Abstract

This paper presents a new modeling approach called Progressive Modeling (PM) and demonstrates it by solving the Unequal Areas Facility Layout Problem (UA-FLP). A problem solution is represented by a binary tree and an objective graph. PM introduces a component model to deploy the problem logic and its solution algorithm over several interacting components. Component models isolates the objective space frdsom the search space in a black-box fashion. A novel solution algoithm is presented to demonstrate how the search process is managed and controlled while searching for optimal or near optimal solutions. The solution process and the optimization algorithm are demonstrated using the developed software framework. A set of well-known problems in the literature are reported and solved. The developed problem analysis, solution algorithm, and results demonstrate why the proposed modeling approach is promising and capable of handling more complex real-world problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017 - Huntsville, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 21 2017

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Other2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville
Period10/18/1710/21/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Fowosere, S., Ismail, M., & Rashwan, O. (2017). Solving the facility layout problem using progressive modelling. Paper presented at 2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017, Huntsville, United States.