International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Flow Shop Scheduling

Theoretical Results, Algorithms, and Applications

Authors: Emmons, Hamilton, Vairaktarakis, George

  • Examines ten distinct flow shop systems
  • Material has been written to be accessible to a broad readership,┬áby simplifying notation and revealing unifying concepts
  • First in-depth monograph dedicated to flow shop research
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Although several monographs and edited volumes have discussed scheduling in general, most of these works survey the field by contributing a single chapter to production systems like flow shops. Flow Shop Scheduling: Theoretical Results, Algorithms, and Applications is solely dedicated to bringing together a huge body of knowledge on the subject, along distinct design features, in order to help scholars and practitioners easily identify problems of interest. This monograph has been organized into ten distinct flow shop systems and explores their connections. The chapters cover flow shop systems including two-machine, flexible, stochastic, and more. Outside of the traditional flow shops that require a job never revisits any stage, this book also examines the reentrant flow shop, in which a job may cycle back and be reprocessed at the same station or sequence of stations, multiple times.

The authors have made the material accessible to a broad readership, using simplified notation and revealing unifying concepts. The results unique to flow shop research should provide the seed for research in other areas of scheduling and in optimization in general.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Emmons, Hamilton (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Two-Machine Flow Shop

    Emmons, Hamilton (et al.)

    Pages 21-66

  • Transfer Lags in the Flow Shop

    Emmons, Hamilton (et al.)

    Pages 67-96

  • The m-Machine Flow Shop

    Emmons, Hamilton (et al.)

    Pages 97-160

  • The Hybrid Flow Shop

    Emmons, Hamilton (et al.)

    Pages 161-187

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flow Shop Scheduling
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Results, Algorithms, and Applications
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
182
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5152-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5152-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5151-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8853-9
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 334
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