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Modeling And Analysis Of Hospital Facility Layout Problem, Amol Shrikrishna Padgaonkar Dec 2003

Modeling And Analysis Of Hospital Facility Layout Problem, Amol Shrikrishna Padgaonkar

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The optimal solution to any facility layout problem is an important aspect and a major concem as it involves significant material handling and transportation cost. The objective is to arrange the departments within the predefined facility boundaries in the way that the interaction between the functions is efficient and the overall movement cost is minimized. While facility layout problems have traditionally focused on manufacturing facilities, there has been little work on analyzing layouts for hospitals. The thesis focuses on hospital facility layout problems (HLP) to (i) minimize the movements of patients and (ii) minimize the movements of accompanying resources such ...