An Investigation into Minimising Total Energy Consumption, Total Energy Cost and Total Tardiness Based on a Rolling Blackout Policy in a Job Shop

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Manufacturing enterprises nowadays face the challenge of increasing energy price and emission reduction requirements. An approach to reduce energy cost and become environmental friendly is to incorporate energy consumption into consideration while making the scheduling plans. The research presented by this paper is set in a classical job shop circumstance, the model for the triple objectives problem that minimise total electricity cost, total electricity consumption and total tardiness when the Rolling Blackout policy is applied. A case study based on a 3*3 job shop is presented to show how scheduling plans affect electricity consumption and its related cost, and to prove the feasibility of the model.


Energy efficient production planning sustainable manufacturing job shop scheduling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Division of EngineeringUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina

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