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Report on "Scheduling in a factory"

Cerdeira, J. Orestes and Charters, T. and Cruz, M. and Freitas, P. and Vasconcelos, P.B. (2008) Report on "Scheduling in a factory". [Study Group Report] (Submitted)

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Abstract

In order to carry out their orders of shoe soles, this company has a number of tasks T_1, ..., T_n of different lengths to be assigned to groups of machines.
Each group is operated by one worker (two in one case), and an operation cycle corresponds to injection, cooling, and removal of the sole. The time taken at each step varies from one order to another, and when starting a new task a machine needs to be tuned, which takes some extra time. Machines are working in parallel. At the moment the assignment is carried out empirically, and the problem proposed is to optimize the procedure.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Retail
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 65 (Porto, Portugal, Apr 21-24, 2008)
Company Name:ForEver Procalçado
ID Code:213
Deposited By:Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:28 Apr 2009 09:05
Last Modified:22 Jun 2009 13:28

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