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An algorithm for the scheduling of setups and production to meet due dates

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2 Author(s)
Burman, M.H. ; Lab. for Manuf. & Productivity., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Gershwin, Stanley B.

A closed-loop production control algorithm for a medical device manufacturing facility of an international healthcare conglomerate with due dates, significant setup times, and random disruptions is proposed. The algorithm is problem driven, exploits a hierarchical setup structure, and uses real-time control. The algorithm has been reduced to a set of simplistic rules with which floor management feels comfortable. The purpose of this research is to provide the theoretical underpinnings of those simple rules

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Robotics and Automation, 1992. Proceedings., 1992 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

12-14 May 1992