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Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 269–287 | Cite as

Integrated production scheduling in large-scale flexible electronic parts manufacturing

  • Javad H. Ahmadi
  • Agha Iqbal ALI
III. Production Planning

Abstract

This study reports the development of a production scheduling system for the integrated management of production in large-scale, high-volume electronic assembly lines. The development of the system incorporates control and planning considerations by addressing the interaction of various subsystems. Stochastic and deterministic aspects of the problem environment are appropriately handled via relevant simulation and analytic models. By effecting a hierarchical breakdown of the problem environment, the system produces information used in practical decision making for production planning and scheduling. Procedures used encompass and address considerations for management of work-in-process, optimization of the various subsystems' performance, minimization of setup time effect, and inventory carrying costs.

Keywords

Production scheduling integer programming simulation flexible manufacturing hierarchical modelling 

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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Scientific Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javad H. Ahmadi
    • 1
  • Agha Iqbal ALI
    • 2
  1. 1.ECAT Systems Engineering, IBMAustinUSA
  2. 2.School of ManagementUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstAmherstUSA

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