Department of Industrial Engineering, Sakarya University, Esentepe Campus 54187, Serdivan, Turkey.
Facility layout design problem considers the departments’ physcial layout design with area requirements in some restrictions such as material handling costs, remoteness and distance requests. Briefly, facility layout problem related to optimization of the layout costs and working conditions. This paper proposes a new multi objective simulated annealing algorithm for solving of the unequal area in layout design. Using of the different objective weights are generated with entropy approach and used in the alternative layout design. Multi objective function takes into the objective function and constraints. The suggested heuristic algorithm used the multi-objective parameters for initialization. Then prefered the entropy approach determines the weight of the objective functions. After the suggested improved simulated annealing approach applied to whole developed model. A multi-objective simulated annealing algorithm is implemented to increase the diversity and reduce the chance of getting layout conditions in local optima.
Keywords- Heuristics, Manufacturing, Multi objective simulated annealing algorithm, Unequal-area facilities, Entropy, Manufacturing facility layout design.
Turgay, S. (2018). Multi Objective Simulated Annealing Approach for Facility Layout Design. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 3(4), 365-380. https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2018.3.4-026.