Simulated Annealing for Production Scheduling: A Case Study

António Marques, Nelson Chibeles Martins, Tânia Pinto-Varela

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In this work, a production scheduling problem is developed through a Simulated Annealing approach, with the Tardiness minimization as objective function. The algorithm is applied to a plastic container facility, which operates an injection molding process with several parallel machines. The algorithm applicability and its performance is illustrated through two production strategies, the make-to-order (MTO) and make-to-stock (MTS). In the latter inventory management is taken into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperations Research and Big Data
Subtitle of host publicationIO2015-XVII Congress of Portuguese Association of Operational Research (APDIO)
EditorsAna Paula Barbosa Póvoa, João Miranda
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24154-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24152-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Big Data
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2197-6503


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