Concurrent scheduling in flexible automation

Pitu Mirchandani, Eng Joo Lee, Alberto Vasquez

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The authors propose a method for solving the static scheduling problem in the production control of manufacturing systems with flexible automation. They propose a concurrent approach for decision-making at the detailed static scheduling level. Defining illustrative small problems and implementing this concurrent scheduling approach on them, the authors show that machine utilization and productivity can be improved with respect to the sequential approach. They provide a mathematical programming network heuristic that performs well on larger problems. By considering the simultaneous effects of primary and secondary resources when generating detailed schedules, the concurrent approach captures the designed flexibility as much as possible during the operational control of a system with flexible automation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 1988 Int Conf Syst Man Cybern
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)7800030393
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1988 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Beijing/Shenyang, China
Duration: Aug 8 1988Aug 12 1988

Publication series

NameProc 1988 Int Conf Syst Man Cybern


OtherProceedings of the 1988 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CityBeijing/Shenyang, China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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