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Solving two production scheduling problems with sequence-dependent set-up times




In todays competitive markets, the importance of good scheduling strategies in manufacturing companies lead to the need of developing efficient methods to solve complex scheduling problems. In this paper, we studied two production scheduling problems with sequence-dependent setups times. The setup times are one of the most common complications in scheduling problems, and are usually associated with cleaning operations and changing tools and shapes in machines. The first problem considered is a single-machine scheduling with release dates, sequence-dependent setup times and delivery times. The performance measure is the maximum lateness. The second problem is a job-shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times where the objective is to minimize the makespan. We present several priority dispatching rules for both problems, followed by a study of their performance. Finally, conclusions and directions of future research are presented.

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  • Joao António Noivo & Helena Ramalhinho-Lourenço, 1998. "Solving two production scheduling problems with sequence-dependent set-up times," Economics Working Papers 338, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:338

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    1. Carlier, Jacques, 1982. "The one-machine sequencing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 42-47, September.
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    4. Joseph Adams & Egon Balas & Daniel Zawack, 1988. "The Shifting Bottleneck Procedure for Job Shop Scheduling," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 34(3), pages 391-401, March.
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    Production-scheduling; set-up times; priority dispatching rules;

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    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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