The design of a layout is a critical step, which may have a major influence on the success of a plant, particularly when demand is uncertain and variable. In order to counter this variability, one of two strategies is generally adopted, i.e. the identification of either a robust or an agile layout. This study proposes the adoption of indices that will help in identifying the strategy to be preferred. Starting from the case of a single row layout, the results of an experimental campaign are presented and discussed in order to show the efficacy of the indices themselves. Their calculation takes into account the profile of demand over time together with the product route sheets.
|Autori:||BRAGLIA M; ZANNONI S.; ZAVANELLA L.|
|Titolo:||Layout design in dynamic environments: strategies and quantitative indices|
|Anno del prodotto:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/00207540210162983|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|