Dynamic Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Author(s)Reddy, K. Rama Bhupal; Xie, Na; Subramaniam, Velusamy
To date, group scheduling research has primarily focused on examining the performance of different group heuristics under various experimental conditions. However, the dynamic selection of group heuristics has not received sufficient attention from researchers. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a mechanism for the dynamic selection of group heuristics from several candidate alternatives by exploiting real time information from the Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS). In this regard, two tools, viz., Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique Exploiting Ranks (SMARTER), are used to develop models for part type and family selection. The experimental results indicate that the performance of the proposed models are better than the common group scheduling heuristics under varied experimental conditions.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
dynamic scheduling, FMS, AHP, SMARTER