Layout Design of a Furniture Production Line Using Formal Methods

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia


This paper experiments application of different heuristic approaches to a real facility layout problem at a furniture manufacturing company. All the models are compared using AHP, where a number of parameters of interest are employed. The experiment shows that formal layout modelling approaches can be effectively used real problems faced in industry, leading to significant improvements.


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