By Varela, M. L. R.; Manupati, V. K.; Manoj, K.; Putnik, G. D.; Araujo, A&pe
Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (Isda 2016)
Social network analysis (SNA) is a widely studied research topics, which has been increasingly being applied for solving different kind of problems, including industrial manufacturing ones. This paper focuses on the application of SNA on an industrial plant layout problem. The study aims at analyzing the importance of using SNA techniques to analyze important relations between entities in a manufacturing environment, such as jobs and resources in the context of industrial plant layout analysis. The study carried out enabled to obtain relevant results for the identification of relations among these entities for supporting to establish an appropriate plant layout for producing the jobs.