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Time-Dependent Path Scheduling

Algorithmic Minimization of Walking Time at the Moving Assembly Line

Authors: Sedding, Helmut

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Moving assembly lines are the stepping stone for mass production of automobiles. Here, every second counts, which necessitates planners to meticulously optimize them. A crucial factor is each worker’s nonproductive walking time between the moving workpiece and line-side material containers for picking up required material. Minimizing the walking time is difficult because the workpiece moves steadily. Helmut A. Sedding devises algorithms to optimize the sequence of work operations, and the placement of material containers. Thereby, he introduces a novel category of time-dependent scheduling problems, and lays the basis for the algorithmic optimization of time-dependent paths at the moving assembly line.

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Helmut A. Sedding passed his doctoral thesis with distinction at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at Ulm University, Germany. He researches on modeling, complexity analysis, and algorithm design for the solution of various optimization problems. His practical experience includes the development of automotive production planning software in use at major car manufacturers.

About the authors

Helmut A. Sedding passed his doctoral thesis with distinction at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at Ulm University, Germany. He researches on modeling, complexity analysis, and algorithm design for the solution of various optimization problems. His practical experience includes the development of automotive production planning software, in use at major car manufacturers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time-Dependent Path Scheduling
Book Subtitle
Algorithmic Minimization of Walking Time at the Moving Assembly Line
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Vieweg
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-28415-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-28415-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-28414-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 169
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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