Selecting Facility Re-layout alternatives: A managerial approach

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Leonardo Rivera Cadavid
Luis Felipe Cardona
Laura Vásquez Palacios
María Andrea Rodriguez

Abstract

Re-layout projects had become very common, nowadays industrial environments are highly volatile.  This is why re-layout projects should consider a lot of features therefore managers can make a good decision. Traditionally, managers had considered the quantitative criteria as the most important; we propose to include qualitative criteria to the analysis for a more robust decision. Besides, our proposal has incorporated a practical point of view; making our analysis a feasible study for managers. This article presents a four phases methodology to evaluate different re-layout alternatives in order to select the best one.

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Author Biographies

Leonardo Rivera Cadavid, Universidad Icesi

Jefe del Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Icesi de Cali. Ingeniero Industrial de la Universidad del Valle (1994), Máster en Ingeniería Industrial con énfasis en Producción, Logística y Distribución del Georgia Institute of Technology, EE.UU (1996) y Doctor en Ingeniería Industrial - Sistemas de Manufactura del Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, EE.UU (2006). Entre sus áreas de interés están Lean manufacturing, la distribución de planta y la ingeniería de bodegas (Warehousing).

Luis Felipe Cardona, Universidad Icesi

Ingeniero Industrial de la Universidad Icesi (Colombia) en 2011. Estudiante de Maestría en Ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia). Se desempeña actualmente como asistente de investigación de la facultad de ingeniería en la Universidad Icesi. Entre sus áreas de interés se encuentran la ingeniería de bodegas (Warehousing), la distribución de planta y la optimización aplicada.

Laura Vásquez Palacios, Universidad Icesi

Estudiante de ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Icesi (Colombia). Entre sus áreas de interés se encuentran la logística interna y la distribución de planta.

María Andrea Rodriguez, Universidad Icesi

Estudiante de ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Icesi (Colombia). Se desempeña actualmente como analista de logística en la empresa Colgate Palmolive. Entre sus áreas de interés se encuentran la logística interna y la distribución de planta.


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