Exact and Heuristic Approaches for a New Circular Layout Problem

We discuss a new facility layout problem, the so-called Directed Circular Facility Layout Problem (DCFLP). The DCFLP aims to find an optimal arrangement of machines on a circular material handling system such that the total weighted sum of the center-to-center distances between all pairs of machines measured in clockwise direction is minimized. Several real-world applications, … Read more

Rank aggregation in cyclic sequences

In this paper we propose the problem of finding the cyclic sequence which best represents a set of cyclic sequences. Given a set of elements and a precedence cost matrix we look for the cyclic sequence of the elements which is at minimum distance from all the ranks when the permutation metric distance is the … Read more