Title

Dynamic Operations and Manpower Scheduling for High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Aerospace industry, Chemical industry, Dynamic scheduling, Job shop scheduling, Manufacturing industries, Manufacturing processes, Precision engineering, Processor scheduling, Production, Scheduling algorithm

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation: ETFA 2008, 15-18 September 2008, Hamburg, Germany

First Page

54

Last Page

57

ISBN

9781424415069

Identifier

10.1109/ETFA.2008.4638371

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ETFA.2008.4638371