Smart manufacturing scheduling approaches—systematic review and future directions

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The recent advances in technology and the demand for highly customized products have been forcing manufacturing companies to adapt and develop new solutions in order to become more dynamic and flexible to face the changing markets. Manufacturing scheduling plays a core role in this adaptation since it is crucial to ensure that all operations and processes are running on time in the factory. However, to develop robust scheduling solutions it is necessary to consider different requirements from the shopfloor, but it is not clear which constraints should be analyzed and most research studies end up considering very few of them. In this review article, several papers published in recent years were analyzed to understand how many and which requirements they consider when developing scheduling solutions for manufacturing systems. It is possible to understand that the majority of them are not able to be adapted to real systems since some core constraints are not even considered. Consequently, it is important to consider how manufacturing scheduling solutions can be structured to be adapted effortlessly for different manufacturing scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2186
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Cyber-physical production systems
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Manufacturing scheduling
  • Scheduling requirements
  • Smart manufacturing


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