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An evolutionary algorithm and discrete event simulation for optimizing inspection strategies for multi-stage processes

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  • Van Volsem S.
  • Dullaert W.
  • Van Landeghem R.
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    The problem of determining the optimal inspection strategy for a given multi-stage production process, i.e. the inspection strategy that results in the lowest total inspection cost, while still assuring a required output quality, is modelled as a joint optimization of inspection location, type and inspection limits. A fusion between a discrete event simulation to model the multi-stage process subject to inspection and to calculate the resulting inspection costs, and an evolutionary algorithm (EA) to optimize the inspection strategies, is suggested.

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    Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2004010.

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    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2004010

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