Plywood production scheduling for years has been
considered, more or less, a sacred activity in which only
a select group of individuals with the experience and
knowledge could take part. With the advancements in
computer technology and related fields, the plywood
industry is in a position where more people can...
This thesis is intended to provide the management of small to medium sized job shop
companies with a written plan to implement a formal computerized manufacturing
planning and control system. The research stemmed from a case study performed at a
typical job shop where growth of production activities was complicating...
Automated storage and Retrieval (AS/R) systems have had
a significant impact on storage and retrieval of finished
goods, work-in-process, and raw materials and supplies. A
microcomputer-based simulation model was developed to
evaluate different unit load AS/R systems serving multiple
input sources and output destinations. The simulation results
were statistically analyzed...
A solution to the problems of computer scheduling of students
based on course requests rather than section requests is discussed.
The solution involves keeping all course data in core during the
scheduling process to enable the scheduling program to run as fast as
possible and using a scheduling algorithm which...
Scheduling a continuous manufacturing flow shop environment with several
machines, stochastic arrival of demands, different product requirements and limited
resources is a complex task. This research develops a methodology for scheduling
products in glass fiber industry. The system consists of two components. An optimizing
linear program determines the optimal solution...
Good tool management and job operating strategies will
result in reduction in tool inventory and associated costs.
Very little empirical research has been conducted on a
Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) as a whole in relation
to its performances with tool movement approach,
specifically in a dynamic job shop in a...
Unrelated parallel machines are machines that perform the same function but have
different capacity or capability. Thus, the processing time of each job would be different
on machines of different types. The scheduling environment considered is dynamic in
both job release time and machine availability. Additionally, each job considered can...
In this dissertation, a two stage flexible flow shop scheduling problem is studied, where in stage 1, there are identical batch processors (burnout ovens) and in stage 2, there are identical discrete processors (furnaces). Batch processors perform a pre-heating process on a batch of jobs at a time and discrete...