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The Planning and Scheduling of Production Systems

Methodologies and applications

  • A. Artiba
  • S. E. Elmaghraby

Table of contents

About this book


If one accepts the premise that there is no wealth without production, whether at the individual or national level, one is immediately led to the conclusion that the study of productive systems lies at the forefront of subjects that should be intensively, as well as rationally and extensively, studied to achieve the desired 'sustainable growth' of society, where the latter is defined as growth in the quality of life that does not waste the available resources in the long run. Since the end of World War II there has been a remarkable evolution in thinking about production, abetted to a large measure by the nascent field of informatics: the computer technology and the edifices that have been built around it, such as information gathering and dissemination worldwide through communication networks, software products, peripheral interfaces, etc. Additionally, the very thought processes that guide and motivate studies in production have undergone fundamental changes which verge on being revolutionary, thanks to developments in operations research and cybernetics.


Logistics Manufacturing optimization production scheduling

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Artiba
    • 1
  • S. E. Elmaghraby
    • 2
  1. 1.FUCAM UniversityMonsBelgium
  2. 2.Graduate Program in Operations ResearchNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Planning and Scheduling of Production Systems
  • Book Subtitle Methodologies and applications
  • Editors Abdelhakim Artiba
    Salah E. Elmaghraby
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-61020-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8507-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1195-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 368
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Management
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This book gives a state-of-the-art report on modern approaches to problems of planning, scheduling and control of production systems, and in particular manufacturing systems - Lavoisier