Construction of factory schedules using reverse simulation

Reynolds, A. P. and McKeown, G. P. (2007) Construction of factory schedules using reverse simulation. European Journal of Operational Research, 179 (3). pp. 656-676. ISSN 0377-2217

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A real-world, multi-stage, industrial scheduling problem is presented. An algorithm is described that converts a sequence of jobs into a complete schedule. Backward simulation is used to determine minimum storage requirements when scheduling each job, and to calculate the minimum amount of delay required. Combining this algorithm with a metaheuristic, such as simulated annealing, results in an effective algorithm for schedule optimization.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 13:30
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.03.053

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