A Study on Facilities Layout (New Algorithm of Drawing “Relationship Diagram”)

Kazuho Yoshimoto, Aya Hirose, Tatsuya Mizoguchi

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Facilities layout ranks as one of the most important problem in industrial engineering. It is usual to assume that the facilities of some system are to be laid on a fiat region such as a factory floor or building site. This paper discusses how to draw up the Relationship Diagram which holds an important position in the technique of the layout planning. This developed algorithm eliminates any trial and error in the existing algorithm of drawing up the Relationship Diagram using the property of “Suuryouka-Yonrui”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-768
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C
Issue number499
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Facilities Layout
  • Production System
  • Relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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