Title: Systematic layout planning and comprehensive evaluation in manufacture enterprise's logistics facilities

Authors: Lei Wen; Lu Bai

Addresses: Department of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, Hebei, China ' Department of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, Hebei, China

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis on logistics facilities layout of manufacture enterprise and the application of intuitionistic fuzzy sets as an evaluation to optimise logistics facilities layout problem. In this paper, systemic layout planning (SLP) has been employed to design the logistics facilities and determine the optimal location of each warehouse. Innovatively, this paper introduces the intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs) to evaluate logistics facilities layout comprehensively after we formed the facilities layout plan. Most noteworthy is that a broad and detailed two-stage index system of logistics facilities layout has been established including the aspect of economy, efficiency, adaptability, security and environment. Though the comprehensive assessment of production logistics facilities layout is good (G), there exists optimal spatial to improve logistics efficiency. Therefore, we propose a new improved logistics facilities layout. After manufacture enterprise implements the improved logistics facilities layout, its transportation become more unobstructed, waiting time has been reduced and cost of logistics has been decreased consequently.

Keywords: index system; layout planning; logistics facilities; facility layout; intuitionistic fuzzy sets; IFSs; comprehensive evaluation; optimisation; logistic relationships; non-logistics relationships; comprehensive relationships; workshop layout design; manufacturing industry; warehouse location.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2015.074620

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2015 Vol.8 No.4, pp.358 - 375

Received: 17 Sep 2015
Accepted: 18 Nov 2015

Published online: 08 Feb 2016 *

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