A Scheduling Application to a Molding Injection Machine: A Challenge Addressed on the 109th European Study Group with Industry

  • Isabel Cristina Lopes
  • Sofia O. Lopes
  • Rui M. S. Pereira
  • Senhorinha Teixeira
  • A. Ismael F. Vaz
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 26)

Abstract

This paper addresses a scheduling optimization problem applied to a molding injection machine. This optimization problem was posed as a challenge to the mathematical community present at the 109th European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), held in Portugal in 2015. We propose a mathematical model for the scheduling optimization problem, which was coded in a widely known modeling language. The model is validated through a set of numerical results obtained with a state-of-the-art solver.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Cristina Lopes
    • 1
  • Sofia O. Lopes
    • 2
  • Rui M. S. Pereira
    • 2
  • Senhorinha Teixeira
    • 3
  • A. Ismael F. Vaz
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Center of Mathematics, School of ScienceUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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