Metaheuristics for Production Systems

  • El-Ghazali Talbi
  • Farouk Yalaoui
  • Lionel Amodeo

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Sezi Çevik Onar, Başar Öztayşi, Cengiz Kahraman, Seda Yanık, Özlem Şenvar
    Pages 1-24
  3. Julie Rubaszewski, Alice Yalaoui, Lionel Amodeo
    Pages 25-56
  4. Nabil Nahas, Mustapha Nourelfath
    Pages 57-92
  5. Oussama Ben Ammar, Faicel Hnaien, Hélène Marian, Alexandre Dolgui
    Pages 93-107
  6. Boussaad Ismail, Amir Nakib, Heliodore Frederic, Patrick Siarry
    Pages 131-147
  7. Gonzalo Mejía, Eliécer Gutiérrez
    Pages 223-240
  8. Andres F. Bernate Lara, Farouk Yalaoui, Frédéric Dugardin, Françoise Entzmann
    Pages 241-262
  9. Mehdi Gaham, Brahim Bouzouia, Noura Achour, Karima Tebani
    Pages 285-314
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 349-350

About this book


This book discusses the main techniques and newest trends to manage and optimize the production and service systems. The book begins by examining the three main levels of decision systems in production: the long term (strategic), the middle term (tactical) and short term (operational). It also considers online management as a new level (a sub level of the short term). As each level encounters specific problems, appropriate approaches to deal with these are introduced and explained. These problems include the line design, the line balancing optimization, the physical layout of the production or service system, the forecasting optimization, the inventory management, the scheduling etc.

Metaheuristics for Production Systems then explores logistic optimization from two different perspectives: internal (production management), addressing issues of scheduling, layout and line designs, and external (supply chain management) focusing on transportation optimization, supply chain evaluation, and location of production. The book also looks at NP-hard problems that are common in production management. These complex configurations may mean that optimal solutions may not be reached due to variables, but the authors help provide a good solution for such problems. The effective new results and solutions offered in this book should appeal to researchers, managers, and engineers in the production and service industries.


Line Design System Logistic Optimization Metaheuristics Production Management Service management Supply Chain Management

Editors and affiliations

  • El-Ghazali Talbi
    • 1
  • Farouk Yalaoui
    • 2
  • Lionel Amodeo
    • 3
  1. 1.CRISTAL LaboratoryLille 1 UniversityVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  2. 2.LOSI LaboratoryUniversity of Technology of TroyesTroyesFrance
  3. 3.LOSI LaboratoryUniversity of Technology of TroyesTroyesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23349-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23350-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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