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    Development of a Rule-Based Finite Capacity Scheduling System

    O'Donoghue, Diarmuid and Healy, Eoin and Sorensen, Humphrey (1994) Development of a Rule-Based Finite Capacity Scheduling System. International Journal of Production Economics, 36 (2). pp. 221-227. ISSN 0925-5273

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    This paper discusses the use of the finite capacity planning model as a basis for a job-shop scheduling system. The suitability of this approach for constructing short term schedules with very short lead times is examined. This paper introduces a rule-based scheduling system whose operation, unlike previous monolithic schedulers, is based around distinct though interlinked processes. Scheduling herein is defined as the selection of a set of orders for manufacture, and the allocation of processing time to each on an acyclic network of processing resources. The objectives are, firstly, compliance with all customer deadlines and, secondly, the efficient utilisation of available machine time and prevailing machine setups.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Finite capacity scheduling; rule-based systems;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8183
    Depositing User: Dr. Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 14:41
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Production Economics
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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