Studying the effect of server side constraints on the makespan of the no-wait flow shop problem with sequence dependent setup times.
PublisherInternational Journal of Production Research
Peer Reviewed StatusPeer Reviewed
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This paper deals with the problem of scheduling the no-wait flow-shop system with sequence-dependent set-up times and server side-constraints. No-wait constraints state that there should be no waiting time between consecutive operations of jobs. In addition, sequence-dependent set-up times are considered for each operation. This means that the set-up time of an operation on its respective machine is dependent on the previous operation on the same machine. Moreover, the problem consists of server side-constraints i.e. not all machines have a dedicated server to prepare them for an operation. In other words, several machines share a common server. The considered performance measure is makespan. This problem is proved to be strongly NP-Hard. To deal with the problem, two genetic algorithms are developed. In order to evaluate the performance of the developed frameworks, a large number of benchmark problems are selected and solved with different server limitation scenarios. Computational results confirm that both of the proposed algorithms are efficient and competitive. The developed algorithms are able to improve many of the best-known solutions of the test problems from the literature. Moreover, the effect of the server side-constraints on the makespan of the test problems is explained using the computational results.
CitationSamarghandi, H., (2015), Studying the effect of server side-constraints on the makespan of the no-wait flow-shop problem with sequence-dependent set-up times. International Journal of Production Research, 53(9): p. 2652-2673. DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2014.974846
flow shop scheduling
sequence dependent setup
server side constraints