Volume 7 Issue 2 - July 2016

  • 1. Machine shop material flow analysis and scheduling

    Authors : Anil Kumar, Sandeep Kumar

    Pages : 601-614

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.72.591

    Keywords : Scheduling, Routing, Optimization, Plant-Simulation

    Abstract :

    This paper considers the dynamic scheduling of material handling equipments (Automatic Guided Vehicles or AGVs) and manufacturing facilities (machines) in the production of products. The aim of the problem is to minimize the cumulative lead time of the overall production schedule for on-time delivery, and to reduce the travelling distance of vehicle. The problem of delivery time minimization is formulated as Rank-Order Clustering. The parts to the same machines are groped to reduce the travel distance of the vehicle and to reduce the lead time. For industrial sized problems, an effective solution is developed for manufacturing schedule and material handling operations by finding critical path of an integrated operations network.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Anil Kumar, Sandeep Kumar, "Machine shop material flow analysis and scheduling", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=906&j_id=3299, Volume 7 Issue 2 - July 2016, 601-614, #ijltetorg