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On-Line Job-Shop Scheduling Of A Manufacturing System Based On A Virtual Supervisor Concept, Jesús Trujillo, Zbigniew Pasek, Enrique Baeyens Jan 2005

On-Line Job-Shop Scheduling Of A Manufacturing System Based On A Virtual Supervisor Concept, Jesús Trujillo, Zbigniew Pasek, Enrique Baeyens

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

The controls for reconfigurable manufacturing systems have to be capable not only of identifying exceptions on-line, but also simultaneously developing on-line strategies for unpredictable customer orders or inaccurate estimates of processing times. This paper presents an approach for job-shop scheduling with uncertain arrival times. The approach exploits Virtual Supervisor (VS) concept, which provides access to all system information during program execution and thus can readily monitor the overall system performance. The goal is to minimize expected part tardiness and earliness cost. A solution methodology based on a combined Lagrangian relaxation, VS-Patterns, Maxwell equations and temporal difference is developed to obtain ...