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Solving problems in production scheduling

Lane, R and Evans, S (1995) Solving problems in production scheduling. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 8. pp. 117-124. ISSN 0951-5240

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Traditionally, production scheduling has been viewed as a problem-solving task that involves a single problem - generation of a suitable schedule. This paper presents an alternative model in which individual difficulties are viewed as problems, and the task is to maintain a suitable schedule by resolving as many of these problems as possible. Decision support software is described that has facilities for defining policies to handle numerous minor problems and complete problem-solving strategies to deal with major problems. The paper then discusses the potential for this style of decision support to improve the performance of human schedulers. © 1995.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decision support detailed scheduling master scheduling problem solving
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 22:41
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 07:00
DOI: 10.1016/0951-5240(95)00005-E