A fast estimator of performance with respect to the design parameters of self re-entrant flowshops

U. Waqas, M.C.W. Geilen, S. Stuijk, J.H.H. van Pinxten, A.A. Basten, L.J.A.M. Somers, H. Corporaal

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Self re-entrant flowshops consist of machines which process jobs several times. They are found in applications like TFT-LCD assembly, LED manufacturing and industrial printing. The structure of a self re-entrant flowshop influences its performance. To get better performance while reducing costs a fast performance estimation method can be used to explore the trade-offs between the structure and the performance during the design process. We present a novel performance estimator that uses the information in the jobs being processed to analyse the trade-offs. We study the impact of the design parameters of an industrial printer using the performance estimator with an average estimation time of 1.1 milliseconds per job and with an average accuracy of not less than 96%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) 2016, 31 August - 2 September 2016, Limassol, Cyprus
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages215 - 221
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2817-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2818-4
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016


  • Estimation, Job shop scheduling, Manufacturing, Resource management, Light emitting diodes, Printers, Space exploration


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