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A hybrid heuristic for a multi-objective real-life car sequencing problem with painting and assembly line constraints


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  • Ribeiro, Celso C.
  • Aloise, Daniel
  • Noronha, Thiago F.
  • Rocha, Caroline
  • Urrutia, Sebastián
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    We address a multi-objective version of the car sequencing problem, which consists in sequencing a given set of cars to be produced in a single day, minimizing the number of violations of assembly constraints and the number of paint color changes in the production line. We propose a set of heuristics for approximately solving this problem, based on the paradigms of the VNS and ILS metaheuristics, to which further intensification and diversification strategies have been added. Computational results on real-life test instances are reported. The work presented in this paper obtained the second prize in the ROADEF challenge 2005 sponsored by Renault.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 191 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 981-992

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:191:y:2008:i:3:p:981-992

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    1. Boysen, Nils & Scholl, Armin & Wopperer, Nico, 2012. "Resequencing of mixed-model assembly lines: Survey and research agenda," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 216(3), pages 594-604.
    2. Gahm, Christian & Dünnwald, Bastian & Sahamie, Ramin, 2014. "A multi-criteria master production scheduling approach for special purpose machinery," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 149(C), pages 89-101.


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