Scheduling methods for a class of flexible manufacturing systems Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Scheduling methods are proposed for a class of flexible manufacturing systems consisting of machine centers served by a cyclic conveyor. The minimization of finish time is considered as the optimization criterion. An optimal algorithm is proposed for the minimum conveyor speed (S=1) for a particular system in the class under consideration. Scheduling algorithms based on a job matching principle, that are developed for the general systems, yield good results particularly for low conveyor speeds. © 1989 J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sriskandarajah, C., Sethi, S. P., & Ladet, P.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Sriskandarajah, C||Sethi, SP||Ladet, P

publication date

  • December 1989