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Possibilities and Limitations of Using Scheduling Theory in the Process Industry

  • J. Peter van Dam
  • Gerard J. C. Gaalman
  • Gerard Sierksma
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP, volume 1993)

Abstract

Scheduling in process industries is very complex, due to for example (partly) identical machines, shared resources, sequence-dependent set-up times, flow shops with limited intermediate storage, and manual operations carried out off-line. Moreover, it is not possible to define one objective function. Objectives of the scheduling are to obtain a feasible schedule, to meet due dates, to minimize the inventory, and to minimize additional costs such as costs of overtime and extra personnel.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Peter van Dam
    • 1
  • Gerard J. C. Gaalman
    • 1
  • Gerard Sierksma
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GroningenThe Netherlands

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