Title

Work-in-process space allocation: a model and an industrial application

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Journal/Book/Conference Title

IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)

Abstract

This paper presents a model for allocating storage space to inventory in a way that minimizes the cost of material handling. The space allocation problem is modeled as a generalized transportation problem; however, transporting material within the facility is the focus. The basic formulation of the model considers material type, material flow transitions, and distance transported. The model is extended to determine production levels for multiple products such that additional material handling costs (i.e., load/unload times) are minimized. Applications of the just-in-time (JIT) concept and material handling in the job shop environment are discussed. Finally, an industrial case study is presented.

Keywords

Sustainability

Published Article/Book Citation

IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), 27:4 (1995) pp.497-506.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/mie_pubs/211