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A Facility Layout Design Methodology for Retail Environments

Li, Chen (2011) A Facility Layout Design Methodology for Retail Environments. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Based on an overall consideration of the principles and characteristics in designing a retail area layout, this research is the first work to integrate aisle structure design, block layout, which is specific department placement, and intra-block departmental layout, which is detailed fixture layout design, as a whole process. The main difference between previous research and this proposed research is the formulation of mathematical models that can be specified applied in the retail sector. Unlike manufacturing, in retail environments, the design objective is profit maximization. This is accomplished by maximizing the area exposure, optimizing the adjacency preference of all departments, and adjusting the intra-block layout and evaluating the effectiveness of layout design.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Li, Chenchl22@pitt.eduCHL22
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNorman, Bryanbanorman@engr.pitt.eduBANORMAN
Committee MemberSmith,
Committee MemberBidanda, Bopayabidanda@engr.pitt.eduBIDANDA
Committee MemberHunsaker,
Committee MemberRajgopal, Jayantrajgopal@engr.pitt.eduGUNNER1
Date: 26 January 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 May 2010
Approval Date: 26 January 2011
Submission Date: 14 November 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Industrial Engineering
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aisle structure; Department allocation; Department stores; Facility layout
Other ID:, etd-11142008-163115
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:04
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:51


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