An integration approach to process design and parts-layout planning

Kazumasa Ohashi

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A pallet with jigs and fixtures has been remarkably utilized, in order to implement automatically the multi-product production by a machining center. In the effective machining operation using a pallet, it is important to set appropriately both the sequence of machining operations and the location of workpieces to be installed on a pallet. In this paper, the method for simultaneously determining the optimum sequence of operations as well as the optimum layout of the workpiece on a pallet is proposed according to the optimization techniques. Then, based on the constructed model, the interactive optimizing algorithm is developed to achieve the minimum total elapsed time. Finally, both a numerical example and a practical applicability are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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