Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 1-19
  3. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 21-66
  4. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 67-96
  5. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 97-160
  6. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 161-187
  7. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 189-220
  8. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 221-245
  9. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 247-268
  10. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 269-289
  11. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 291-301
  12. Hamilton Emmons, George Vairaktarakis
    Pages 303-317
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 319-334

About this book

Introduction

Although several monographs and edited volumes have discussed scheduling in general, most of these works survey the field by contributing a single chapter to production systems like flow shops. Flow Shop Scheduling: Theoretical Results, Algorithms, and Applications is solely dedicated to bringing together a huge body of knowledge on the subject, along distinct design features, in order to help scholars and practitioners easily identify problems of interest. This monograph has been organized into ten distinct flow shop systems and explores their connections. The chapters cover flow shop systems including two-machine, flexible, stochastic, and more. Outside of the traditional flow shops that require a job never revisits any stage, this book also examines the reentrant flow shop, in which a job may cycle back and be reprocessed at the same station or sequence of stations, multiple times.

The authors have made the material accessible to a broad readership, using simplified notation and revealing unifying concepts. The results unique to flow shop research should provide the seed for research in other areas of scheduling and in optimization in general.

Keywords

Algorithms Flow Shop Flow Shop Scheduling Problem FSP Heuristics Optimization Scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • Hamilton Emmons
    • 1
  • George Vairaktarakis
    • 2
  1. 1., Weatherhead School of ManagementCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2., Weatherhead School of ManagementCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5152-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5151-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5152-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
  • About this book