Optimization techniques in production management are becoming increasingly important for efficient and competitive manufacturing. This book presents a collection of tutorial papers by outstanding researchers on the application of optimization concepts. Topics introduced include hierarchical production planning and large scale scheduling, optimal production control, exact and heuristic algorithms for production scheduling and stochastic modelling.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Deterministic Machine Scheduling CHAPTER 2 Large Scale Job Scheduling by Lagrangian Decomposition, CHAPTER 3 Dynamic Programming for Production Scheduling: Models, Heuristics and Case Studies, CHAPTER 4 The Combinatorial Approach to Flow Management in FMS, CHAPTER 5 Optimal Production Control Based on Continuous Flow Models, CHAPTER 6 Factory Level Aggregate Scheduling: Bridging the Gap bet ween Optimized Scheduling and Real Time Control, CHAPTER 7 Stochastic Models for Production Control, CHAPTER 8 A Knowledge-Based Approach for Production Control in a MRP Environment, CHAPTER 9 Simulation as a TooI for Optimization, CHAPTER 10 A Methodology Supporting Design and Implementation of CIM Systems Including Economie Evaluation.
Paolo Brandimarte, Agostino Villa, Politecnico di Torino, Italy