Evaluation of Proximity on Layout Planning

Tatuji Ishidate, Kazuho Yoshimoto, Aya Hirose

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One of the themes on Layout Planning relates to the evaluation of proximity between activities which are objects to be laid out. This paper proposed the way to evaluate proximity. The characteristic of this way is: It considers intangible factors by using SUURYOUKA-SANRUI, and Proximity have integrated weight and evaluation values. The weight is calculated based on the theory of AHP. The proposed method was applied to a practical layout and its effectiveness is shown in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-772
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C
Issue number499
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Layout Planning
  • Production System
  • Proximity
  • Relationship of Activities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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