Selecting Facility Re-layout alternatives: A managerial approach

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


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.


Facility Layout, Facility Re-layout, Project management


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