On the system setup and the scheduling problem in a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)

F.C.R. Spieksma, K. Vrieze, A.G. Oerlemans

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Abstract

In this paper we present a model which unifies several existing models with respect to two phases of the planning process of a Flexible Manufacturing System. These phases are the system setup phase and the scheduling phase and in literature they usually are considered separately. We give a mathematical formulation encompassing both phases. From this formulation several existing approaches can be deduced. We also describe some heuristic methods for our model and present the computational results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalStatistica Neerlandica
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • batching
  • combinatorics
  • flexibility
  • heuristics
  • Hierarchical planning

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