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A sequence-pair representation and MIP-model-based heuristic for the facility layout problem with rectangular departments

A sequence-pair representation and MIP-model-based heuristic for the facility layout problem with rectangular departments Qi Liu 1. Introduction As one of the most important problems in facilities planning, the Facility Layout Problem (FLP) is “concerned with determining the ‘most efficient’ arrangement of interacting departments within a designated section of a building subject to constraints imposed […]

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Designing experiments for robust-optimization problems: the [V.sub.s]-optimality criterion

Designing experiments for robust-optimization problems: the [V.sub.s]-optimality criterion Hilla Ginsburg 1. Introduction In the last three decades, the Taguchi method of robust design has been widely applied to the design of various systems. In many cases, the exact underlying relationship between the design factors and the system response is unknown. Hence, there is a need […]