The layout problem in distribution center under the condition of its total area was determinate was studied in the paper. Based on the function of each functional area in distribution central, the material flows were described as six representative flows. An optimization model was presented and a simulated annealing algorithm was developed for the model. Application denoted the optimization method operated rapidly and the result was rational, so it provides scientific guidance to the limited layout problem in the distribution center.
Simulated Annealing Algorithm