INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, vol.116, no.2, pp.298-307, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Part-type sequencing, Tool switching, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Tabu search, MACHINE, MINIMIZATION, MODELS
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
In this study, we address a part-type sequencing and tool switching problem arising in Flexible Manufacturing Systems. We consider the single machine problem of minimizing the number of tool switching instants. We propose two tabu search approaches to find high-quality solutions. Our computational results reveal that both tabu search approaches produce optimal or near-optimal solutions in reasonable times. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.