A proposed study on facility planning and design in manufacturing process

Khusna Dwijayanti, Siti Zawiah Md Dawal, Jamasri, Hideki Aoyama

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Abstract

Facility planning is concerned with the design, layout, and accommodation of people, machines and activities of a system or enterprise within a physical spatial environment. Facility planning is very important in a manufacturing process due to their effect in achieving an efficient product flow. It is estimated that between 20%-50% of the total costs in manufacturing is related to material handling. This cost can be reduced until 30% through an effective facility planning. Proper analysis of facility layout design could improve the performance of production line such as decrease bottleneck rate, minimize material handling cost, reduces idle time, raise the efficiency and utilization of labour, equipment and space. Many researches have been done in finding optimum facility design. Heuristic methods for layout optimization are Tabu Search (TS), Simulated Annealing (SA), and Genetic Algorithms (GA). Beside the heuristic methods, simulation technique is also recommended in optimizing of facility design. This paper discusses on previous study and significant finding in facility planning and design. A research direction on facility layout design using combination of methods has been proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
Pages1640-1645
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 2010 Mar 172010 Mar 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010

Other

OtherInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period10/3/1710/3/19

Keywords

  • Facility planning
  • Layout optimization
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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