HomeInhenyeriyavol. 1 no. 2 (2000)

 Dynamic Space Allocation and Layout Model for the Semiconductor Industry

Rosemary R. Seva

Discipline: Engineering



A goal-programming model was developed that considered assignment of product lines to sites at different periods and allocation of space to these product lines. The assignment of product lines was based on handling cost; the allocation of space to different product lines, on the contribution margin of the latter. This model could be applied in a semiconductor company where the problem of allocating space to different product lines always constituted a problem, especially during the phase-out of old and introduction of new products into the market. The model could also be used to allocate more space to product lines on periods of increasing market share.