Dynamic Operations and Manpower Scheduling for High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing
Conference Proceeding Article
The shop floor of a Precision Engineering (PE) company is a typical high-mix low-volume job shop environment in which jobs with variable routings are being processed by machines capable of performing multiple operations. In most scenarios, it is also staffed with skilled craftsman with different job grades and working on different shift patterns. In addition, the production floor is always subjected to ad-hoc and last minute urgent customer orders. This project aims to explore and develop new heuristics and optimization algorithm to solve the dynamic operations and manpower scheduling problems in this complex environment. With this system, companies would be able to improve their delivery performance through effective handling of ad-hoc customer orders and the ability to react to deviations or unplanned events in production.
Aerospace industry, Chemical industry, Dynamic scheduling, Job shop scheduling, Manufacturing industries, Manufacturing processes, Precision engineering, Processor scheduling, Production, Scheduling algorithm
Operations and Supply Chain Management
IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation: ETFA 2008, 15-18 September 2008, Hamburg, Germany
City or Country
CHUA, Tay Jin; CAI, Tian Xiang; and Low, Joyce Mei Wan.
Dynamic Operations and Manpower Scheduling for High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing. (2008). IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation: ETFA 2008, 15-18 September 2008, Hamburg, Germany. 54-57. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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