New Directions for Operations Research in Manufacturing

Proceedings of a Joint US/German Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, July 30–31, 1991

  • Günter Fandel
  • Thomas Gulledge
  • Albert Jones
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Plenary Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard H. F. Jackson
      Pages 3-21
  3. Planning and Control

  4. Genetic Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. T. Starkweather, D. Whitley, K. Mathias, S. McDaniel
      Pages 129-148
    3. Robert H. Storer, S. David Wu, Renzo Vaccari
      Pages 149-160
  5. Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Reha Uzsoy, Chung-Yee Lee, Louis A. Martin-Vega, Jim Hinchman
      Pages 179-199
    3. Richard A. Wysk, Sanjay Joshi, Ning-Shu Bob Yang
      Pages 216-233
    4. Khosrow Hadavi, Yuan-Wang Hou, Wen-Ling Hsu, David Levy, Michael Pinedo
      Pages 234-245
  6. Real-Time Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. A. Aman, A. Balakrishnan, V. Chandru
      Pages 249-262
    3. Pierre Lefrançois, Marie-Hélène Jobin, Benoit Montreuil
      Pages 263-279
    4. S. David Wu, Robert H. Storer, P. -C. Chang
      Pages 292-306
  7. Neural Networks

  8. Applications of Mathematical Programming

  9. Applications of Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Amy J. C. Trappey, C. Richard Liu
      Pages 425-444
    3. John A. Buzacott, Suzanne M. Price, J. George Shanthikumar
      Pages 445-463
    4. Bruce E. Koenig, R. Lal Tummala
      Pages 476-499
    5. P. Rogers, D. Veeramani, M. M. Barash
      Pages 500-519
    6. Gerald W. Evans, Sai Kolli, Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
      Pages 520-530
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 531-531

About these proceedings


Basically five problems areas are addressed by operations research specialists in the manufacturing domain: theore- tical and practical aspectsin production planning, facility layout, inventory control, tool management and scheduling. Some of these problems can be solved off-line, while others must be treated as real-time problems impacted by the changing state of the system. Additionally, all of these problems have to be dealt with in an integrated systems framework. Several new topics have recently appeared in the scientific literature which now attract the interest of operations researchers. These include distributed real-time scheduling, hierarchical and heterarchical control systems, integrated algorithms for design, process planning, and equipment level programming, material handling in a finite capacity resource environment, and designing and implementing distributed data management systems. The contributions of these proceedings represent new andunique theoretical developments and applications related to these new topics. They deal with modelling production structures and applying expert systems or neural networks to production systems. Mathematical programming, control theory, simulation, genetic algorithms, tabu search, and simulated annealing are applied as solutiton techniques.


Produktion Produktionssysteme Unternehmensforschung algorithms control theory genetic algorithms inventory manufacturing mathematical programming operations research optimization production planning production systems scheduling simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Fandel
    • 1
  • Thomas Gulledge
    • 2
  • Albert Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Production ManagementFernuniversität HagenHagen 1Germany
  2. 2.The Institute of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.NIST B 124 MetrologyAMFRGaithersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77539-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77537-6
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