Sequencing Research and the Industrial Scheduling Problem
Types of industrial scheduling problems were investigated by personal visits to plants and by questionnaires mailed to scheduling departments. Information on problem sizes, job flow, optimization criteria and job similarity was obtained. Results indicate that most of the present procedures in theoretical research cannot handle average industrial problems. Also most commonly used objective criteria differ from industrial goals. There is a definite need for better communication between sequencing researchers and scheduling practioners.
KeywordsFlow Shop Total Response Schedule Decision Total Processing Time Machine Idle Time
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