SLP Approach Based Facility Layout Optimization: An Empirical Study
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 172-180
Received: Nov. 2, 2016;
Published: Nov. 3, 2016
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Weiying Chen, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Changyu Liu, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Xuwen Huang, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China; Konka Group Limited by Share Ltd, Shenzhen, China
Hualiang Lai, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Binfeng Li, College of Mathematics and Informatics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
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Favorable facility layouts could effectively improve production efficiency, reduce production cost, and improve comprehensive competitiveness. Take the inefficient workshop facility layout of the H Company as an example, the paper studies both transportation and processing cycle for raw materials of its main products, records statistically transport distances and transport weights for each raw material in each processing workshop, and discovers principal issues in the transportation and processing cycle for the H Company. This paper adopts the Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) approach to optimize the layout design of the H Company, and compares non-optimized layout scheme with optimized one from qualitative and quantitative analysis aspect by using the analytic hierarchy process approach. The results show that the application of SLP approach in the H Company could enhance obviously the performance of its workshop facility layout.
Systematic Layout Planning (SLP), Facility Layout Optimization, Empirical Study, Analytic Hierarchy Process
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SLP Approach Based Facility Layout Optimization: An Empirical Study, Science Journal of Business and Management.
Vol. 4, No. 5,
2016, pp. 172-180.
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