Determining cutting stock patterns when defects are present

Ronny Aboudi, Paulo Bárcia

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This paper investigates the problem of obtaining the best arrangement for cutting stock patterns in the presence of defective material in the paper, which is a common problem in the industry. This problem is modeled as a multiple subset sum problem and its structure is exploited in order to obtain a practical solution procedure. The solution methodology employs the subset sum problem as a subprocedure. Computational results are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-354
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals Of Operations Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


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