Scheduling Part-Families Under FMS: To Mix or Not to Mix?
This paper considers the issue of whether to mix part-types in one or several of the families to be produced in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). For this input control problem in an FMS, we have derived conditions that support the mixing of a part-type, which can share the setup of other part-types, in deterministic environment. The problem is identified as a special economic lot scheduling problem (ELSP), and is formulated as a linear programming problem. Analytical insights are derived by considering the special case with three part-families. The results are illustrated with a numerical example.
Operations and Supply Chain Management | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering
International Transactions in Operational Research
CO, Henry C.; MOOSA, Sharafali; and GOH, Mark.
Scheduling Part-Families Under FMS: To Mix or Not to Mix?. (2001). International Transactions in Operational Research. 8, (2), 139-153. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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