Manufacturing Scheduling Systems

An Integrated View on Models, Methods and Tools

  • Jose M. Framinan
  • Rainer Leisten
  • Rubén Ruiz García

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Manufacturing Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 3-18
    3. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 19-41
  3. Scheduling Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 45-74
    3. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 75-99
    4. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 101-125
    5. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 127-149
  4. Scheduling Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 153-190
    3. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 191-216
    4. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 217-259
    5. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 261-288
  5. Scheduling Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 291-317
    3. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 319-334
  6. Scheduling Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 337-352
    3. Jose M. Framinan, Rainer Leisten, Rubén Ruiz García
      Pages 353-369

About this book

Introduction

The book is devoted to the problem of manufacturing scheduling, which is the efficient allocation of jobs (orders) over machines (resources) in a manufacturing facility. It offers a comprehensive and integrated perspective on the different aspects required to design and implement systems to efficiently and effectively support manufacturing scheduling decisions. Obtaining economic and reliable schedules constitutes the core of excellence in customer service and efficiency in manufacturing operations. Therefore, scheduling forms an area of vital importance for competition in manufacturing companies. However, only a fraction of scheduling research has been translated into practice, due to several reasons. First, the inherent complexity of scheduling has led to an excessively fragmented field in which different sub problems and issues are treated in an independent manner as goals themselves, therefore lacking a unifying view of the scheduling problem. Furthermore, mathematical brilliance and elegance has sometimes taken preference over practical, general purpose, hands-on approaches when dealing with these problems. Moreover, the paucity of research on implementation issues in scheduling has restricted translation of valuable research insights into industry.

Manufacturing Scheduling Systems: An Integrated View on Models, Methods and Tools presents the different elements constituting a scheduling system, along with an analysis the manufacturing context in which the scheduling system is to be developed. Examples and case studies from real implementations of scheduling systems are presented in order to drive the presentation of the theoretical insights. The book is intended for an ample readership including industrial engineering/operations post-graduate students and researchers, business managers, and readers seeking an introduction to the field.

Keywords

Management Manufacturing Operations Research Production Scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • Jose M. Framinan
    • 1
  • Rainer Leisten
    • 2
  • Rubén Ruiz García
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Organización Industrial y Gestión de EmpresasUniversidad de Sevilla Escuela Superior de IngenierosIsla de la CartujaSpain
  2. 2.Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Operations ManagementUniversität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Grupo de Sistemas de Optimización Aplicada, Instituto Tecnológico de InformáticaUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6272-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6271-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6272-8
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