"The major problem in plant layout is to determine the most economical relative location of facilities. There are two distinct types of suboptimal solutions to this combinatorial problem: construction and improvement. The writer has developed Modular Allocation Technique (MAT) which is the first useful construction suboptimal technique. The MAT general algorithm, a theorem relating the MAT solution to the optimal solution and an example problem are given. A computer program has been written that will apply MAT to the allocation problem for a maximum of 40 facilities. Results are given to demonstrate how MAT solutions may be used as initial assignments for the improvement techniques. MAT solutions are compared with other allocation techniques with respect to solution quality and computer time. The various options of the MAT computer program are given to illustrate the flexibility of the technique"--Abstract, page ii.
Gillett, Billy E.
Penico, Anthony J., 1923-2011
Bain, Lee J.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001
Mathematics and Statistics
Ph. D. in Mathematics
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 57 pages
© 1970 Harry Kerry Edwards, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Industrial location -- Mathematical models
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067026~S5
Edwards, Harry Kerry, "A heuristic algorithm for determining a constructive suboptimal solution to the combinatorial problem of facility allocation" (1970). Doctoral Dissertations. 2104.