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TitleNew Directions for Operations Research in Manufacturing [electronic resource] : Proceedings of a Joint US/German Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, July 30-31, 1991 / edited by Gรผnter Fandel, Thomas Gulledge, Albert Jones
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1992
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Descript X, 530 p. online resource


Basically five problems areas are addressed by operations research specialists in the manufacturing domain: theore- tical and practical aspectsin production planning, facility layout, inventory control, tool management and scheduling. Some of these problems can be solved off-line, while others must be treated as real-time problems impacted by the changing state of the system. Additionally, all of these problems have to be dealt with in an integrated systems framework. Several new topics have recently appeared in the scientific literature which now attract the interest of operations researchers. These include distributed real-time scheduling, hierarchical and heterarchical control systems, integrated algorithms for design, process planning, and equipment level programming, material handling in a finite capacity resource environment, and designing and implementing distributed data management systems. The contributions of these proceedings represent new andunique theoretical developments and applications related to these new topics. They deal with modelling production structures and applying expert systems or neural networks to production systems. Mathematical programming, control theory, simulation, genetic algorithms, tabu search, and simulated annealing are applied as solutiton techniques


I. Plenary Address -- Whither Manufacturing and Operations Research? -- II. Planning and Control -- An Hierarchical Planning, Loading, Routing and Control Scheme for Flexible Manufacturing Systems -- Analysis of Production Planning and Control (PPC) Systems as an Efficient Combination of Information Activities -- Hierarchical Production Planning in Group Technologies -- Design of an Information-Based Distributed Production Planning System -- LP-Models in Production Planning and Control -- A Realization for a Generic Controller in Production Planning Hierarchies -- III. Genetic Algorithms -- Sequence Scheduling with Genetic Algorithms -- Local Search in Problem and Heuristic Space for Job Shop Scheduling Genetic Algorithms -- The Application of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm to the n/m/P/Cmax Flowshop Problem -- IV. Scheduling -- Scheduling Semiconductor Test Operations: Optimization and Approximation -- Job and Tool Scheduling for Flexible Machining Cells -- Scheduling and Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Some Experiences and Observations -- Dispatching Issues in Job Shop Scheduling -- V. Real-Time Scheduling -- Dynamic Task Assignment in Distributed Manufacturing Systems -- An Object-Oriented Knowledge Representation in Real-Time Scheduling -- An Expert System for Distributed Real-Time Scheduling of Factory Communications Resources -- A Rescheduling Procedure for Manufacturing Systems Under Random Disruptions -- VI. Neural Networks -- A Hybrid Approach to Flexible Manufacturing Systems Scheduling Using Neural and Symbolic Processing -- Applying Artificial Neural Networks to Process Planning -- A Hybrid Intelligent Architecture for Automated PCB Assembly -- Neural Networks for Detection of Process Change in Manufacturing Systems -- VII. Applications of Mathematical Programming -- Tabu Search Techniques for the Quadratic Semi-Assignment Problem -- The Impact of Correlated Demands on Integrated Safety Stock Optimization in Multi-stage Manufacturing Systems -- VIII. Applications of Modelling -- An Integrated System Shell Concept for Computer Aided Design and Planning -- Service Level in Multistage MRP and Base Stock Controlled Production Systems -- Rapid Modeling: Methods and Tools for Strategic and Operational Planning of Manufacturing Systems -- Enterprise Models for the Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems -- Responsive Tool Management: Making Fixed Manufacturing Systems More Flexible -- Multicriteria Design of Manufacturing Systems -- List of Sponsors

Mathematics Organization Planning Production management Operations research Decision making Management science Mathematics Operations Research Management Science Operation Research/Decision Theory Operations Management Organization


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