Earl, Christopher; Song, Dong Ping and Hicks, Christian
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The design and manufacture of complex Engineer-to-Order products is characterised by uncertain operation durations, finite capacity resources and multilevel product structures. Two scheduling methods are presented to minimise expected costs for multiple products across multiple finite capacity resources. The first sub-optimises the operations sequence, using mean operation durations, then refines the schedule by perturbation. The second method generates a schedule of start times directly by random search with an embedded simulation of candidate schedules for evaluation. The methods are compared for industrial examples.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||engineer-to-order; schedule; stochastic; resource constraints;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Christopher Earl|
|Date Deposited:||17 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 18:30|
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