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Dynamic scheduling using dispatching rules in a hybrid flow shop with stochastic processing times

Kauffeld, Bastiaan / B.G (2020) Dynamic scheduling using dispatching rules in a hybrid flow shop with stochastic processing times.

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Abstract:This thesis concerns scheduling in a two stage assembly process, with a number of identical parallel workstations at each stage, known as a hybrid flow shop. Processing times and release dates are stochastic. There is a buffer at the front of the process and a buffer in between the two stages. In addition, each workstation has its own inventory, where there is room for one job. The objective of this thesis is to propose a dynamic scheduling strategy for this assembly line. To cope with the stochastic nature of the process, an event driven policy is used, meaning a new schedule is constructed every time a certain event occurs. In this case, the events are job completion or job arrival. A simulation model is used to compare several dispatching rules, for constructing a schedule.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:31 mathematics, 58 process technology
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82815
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