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A column generation heuristic for the two-dimensional two-staged guillotine cutting stock problem with multiple stock size

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  • Furini, Fabio
  • Malaguti, Enrico
  • Medina Durán, Rosa
  • Persiani, Alfredo
  • Toth, Paolo
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    We consider a two-dimensional cutting stock problem where stock of different sizes is available, and a set of rectangular items has to be obtained through two-staged guillotine cuts. We propose a heuristic algorithm, based on column generation, which requires as its subproblem the solution of a two-dimensional knapsack problem with two-staged guillotines cuts. A further contribution of the paper consists in the definition of a mixed integer linear programming model for the solution of this knapsack problem, as well as a heuristic procedure based on dynamic programming. Computational experiments show the effectiveness of the proposed approach, which obtains very small optimality gaps and outperforms the heuristic algorithm proposed by Cintra et al. [3].

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

    Volume (Year): 218 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 251-260

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:218:y:2012:i:1:p:251-260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.10.018
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    1. Lodi, Andrea & Martello, Silvano & Monaci, Michele, 2002. "Two-dimensional packing problems: A survey," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 141(2), pages 241-252, September.
    2. Wascher, Gerhard & Hau[ss]ner, Heike & Schumann, Holger, 2007. "An improved typology of cutting and packing problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 183(3), pages 1109-1130, December.
    3. Cintra, G.F. & Miyazawa, F.K. & Wakabayashi, Y. & Xavier, E.C., 2008. "Algorithms for two-dimensional cutting stock and strip packing problems using dynamic programming and column generation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 191(1), pages 61-85, November.
    4. Riehme, Jan & Scheithauer, Guntram & Terno, Johannes, 1996. "The solution of two-stage guillotine cutting stock problems having extremely varying order demands," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 91(3), pages 543-552, June.
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