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Printing Press Scheduling for Multi-Edition Periodicals

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  • Samuel Gorenstein

    (IBM, New York Scientific Center)

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The problem of scheduling a printing press for a periodical with several editions, so as to minimize the costs, is discussed. A mixed-integer program is formulated which includes most of the costs and constraints, but it is not solvable for problem sizes of practical interests. A heuristic method, based on the traveling salesman problem, is proposed. A sample computation is included. In §3, a theorem proves that the' solution to the n-salesmen traveling salesman problem, is obtainable from the solution to a single salesman problem with n home visits.

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  • Samuel Gorenstein, 1970. "Printing Press Scheduling for Multi-Edition Periodicals," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 16(6), pages 373-383, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:16:y:1970:i:6:p:b373-b383
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    1. Bektas, Tolga, 2006. "The multiple traveling salesman problem: an overview of formulations and solution procedures," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 209-219, June.
    2. Yuan, Shuai & Skinner, Bradley & Huang, Shoudong & Liu, Dikai, 2013. "A new crossover approach for solving the multiple travelling salesmen problem using genetic algorithms," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 228(1), pages 72-82.
    3. Kara, Imdat & Bektas, Tolga, 2006. "Integer linear programming formulations of multiple salesman problems and its variations," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 174(3), pages 1449-1458, November.

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