A layout technique considering material handling aisles

Hiroto Suzuki, Shinya Tokita, Takako Sorimachi, Kazuho Yoshimoto

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Because of design of aisles in facility layout affects material handling of workshops, considering material handling aisle is absolutely essential. However, many of previous researches don't consider material handling aisle, a few of researches considering it make dead space huge and can't make shape of workshop fixed. These led to unreality on facility layout. In this paper, we suggested Force Directed Component Placement and movement of workshops group considering material handling of workshops. In addition, we minimized the material handling cost and the purchasing land cost considering the material handling aisles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1259-1264
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr


  • Force directed component placement
  • Material handling aisle
  • Modern heuristic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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