Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
Assessing the location of relief centers using a combination of multi-criteria decision-making methods and gis (case study: district 18 of tehran)

Davood Darvishi; Hassan Ahmadi Choukolaei; Soheil Shafaee

Volume 11, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Pages 16-29


  All governments especially those having a high risk of natural disasters must have a comprehensive and implementable plan. In Iran, the placement of relief centers for the injured is usually done experimentally by relief organizations without considering the necessary standards. In this research, according ...  Read More

Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
Using a new algorithm to improve the search answer in quadratic assignment problem (QAP)

Hossein Jafari; Abbas Sheykhan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Pages 165-173


  Layout design problem is one of the useful field of study used to increase the efficiency of sources in organizations. In order to achieve an appropriate layout design, it is necessary to define and solve the related nonlinear programming problems. Therefore, using computer in solving the related problems ...  Read More

Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
Finding optimum facility’s layout by developed simulated annealing algorithm

H. Jafari; M. Ehsanifar; A. Sheykhan

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 172-182


  The Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP) is one of the problems of combinatorial optimization belonging to the NP-hard problems’ class and has a wide application in the placement of facilities. Thus far, many efforts have been made to solve this problem and countless algorithms have been developed ...  Read More

Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
A simulated annealing optimization algorithm for equal and un-equal area construction site layout problem

N. Moradi; Sh. Shadrokh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 89-104


  Construction Site Layout Planning (CSLP) is an important problem because of its impact on time, cost, productivity, and safety of the projects. In this paper, CSLP is formulated by the Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP). At first, two case studies including equal and un-equal area facilities are solved ...  Read More

Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
Facility location selection for plastic manufacturing industry in Bangladesh by using AHP method

M. S. Rahman; M. I. Ali; U. Hossain; T. K. Mondal

Volume 7, Issue 3 , November 2018, , Pages 307-319


  In present’s, the location selection problems play an important role for the top-level manager or entrepreneur for opening a new manufacturing company or relocate or expand their operation. As an engineered material, the plastic is used for manufacturing a wide variety of domestic products. For ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
Fuzzy Goal Programming for Linear Facility Location-Allocation in a Supply Chain; The Case of Steel Industry

S. M. Arabzad; M. Ghorbani; M. J. Ranjbar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2017, , Pages 90-105


  This paper presents a mathematical model for a facility location-allocation problem in order to design an integrated supply chain. We consider a supply chain including multiple suppliers, multiple products, multiple plants, multiple transportation alternatives and multiple customer zones. The problem ...  Read More