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Online Scheduling in Manufacturing

A Cumulative Delay Approach

Suwa, Haruhiko, Sandoh, Hiroaki

2013, X, 158 p.

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  • Provides a taxonomy for scheduling with uncertainty from the viewpoint of a when-to-schedule policy
  • Introduces new approaches to online scheduling based on a concept of cumulative delay
  • Discusses the importance of when-to-revise policies during a schedule execution and their influences on scheduling results

Online scheduling is recognized as the crucial decision-making process of production control at a phase of “being in production" according to the released shop floor schedule. Online scheduling can be also considered as one of key enablers to realize prompt capable-to-promise as well as available-to-promise to customers along with reducing production lead times under recent globalized competitive markets.

Online Scheduling in Manufacturing introduces new approaches to online scheduling based on a concept of cumulative delay. The cumulative delay is regarded as consolidated information of uncertainties under a dynamic environment in manufacturing and can be collected constantly without much effort at any points in time during a schedule execution. In this approach, the cumulative delay of the schedule has the important role of a criterion for making a decision whether or not a schedule revision is carried out. The cumulative delay approach to trigger schedule revisions has the following capabilities for the practical decision-making:

1. To reduce frequent schedule revisions which do not necessarily improve a current situation with much expense for its operation;

2. To avoid overreacting to disturbances dependent on strongly an individual shop floor circumstance; and

3. To simplify the monitoring process of a schedule status.

Online Scheduling in Manufacturing will be of interest to both practitioners and researchers who work in planning and scheduling in manufacturing. Readers will find the importance of when-to-revise policies during a schedule execution and their influences on scheduling results.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cumulative Delay - Dynamic Scheduling - Uncertainty - When-to-Schedule Policy

Related subjects » Production & Logistics - Production & Process Engineering

Table of contents 

Introduction

Scheduling Strategies Coping with Uncertainty

When-to-Schedule Policy Using Cumulative Delay

Cumulative Delay Based Periodic Rescheduling

Cumulative Delay Based Reactive Scheduling

Hybrid When-to-Schedule Policies with Cumulative Delay

Discussions

Conclusions

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