Minimizing the number of tool switching instants in Flexible Manufacturing Systems


Konak A., Kulturel-Konak S., AZİZOĞLU M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, cilt.116, ss.298-307, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 116 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2008.09.001
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.298-307

Özet

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.