An Implementation of a System Using Heuristics to Support Decisions about Shop Floor Setup Changes

  • Rahul Dè
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 16)


Shop floor scheduling remains as one of the hardest and most researched problems in management science. Heuristic approaches to solving such problems are widely acknowledged as a feasible way to proceed. This paper describes a shop floor problem at a real manufacturing facility, where a knowledge-based system was installed and used for supporting decisions related to scheduling. The specific problem dealt with scheduling the setup changes on machines that are at the final stage of a multi-stage processing sequence.


Product Line Schedule Problem Shop Floor Queue Size Demand Forecast 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Dè
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  1. 1.Department of Business, Public Administration, and EconomicsBowie State UniversityBowieUSA

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