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Six processes are to be laid out in 6 areas along the long corridor at Linda Babat Accounting Services. The distance between the adjacent work centres is 40 feet. The number of trips between the work centres is given in following table:
Trips between Processes
From A B C D E F
A 18 25 73 12 54
B 96 23 31 45
C 41 22 20
D 19 57
a) Allocate the processes to the work areas in the way which minimizes the total flow, by using method that places processes with the highest flow adjacent to each other.
b) What assignment minimizes total traffic flow?