Minimizing the number of tool switching instants in Flexible Manufacturing Systems

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-307
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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