flow shop

flow shop

[′flō ‚shäp]
(industrial engineering)
A manufacturing facility in which machine tools and robots are employed in the same manner on all jobs.
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The formal description to the flow shop with batch processing machines considered in this paper is as follows.
Zeng [8] also used a 3-stage hybrid flow shop to simulate the operating system of container terminals, and adopted simulation optimization to solving the integrated scheduling problem.
LSM and TCM can be also considered as the permutation flow shop scheduling problem described as follows.
Currently, his research interests are manufacturing information, job shop scheduling, flow shop scheduling and computer aided engineering.
Flow shop scheduling algorithm to minimize completion time for n-jobs m-machines problem.
Other subjects include flexible flow shop scheduling by intelligence multi-agents, operational semantics for ASSL, and extending the UML metamodel to provide support for crosscutting concerns.
The regular flow shop problem consists of two main elements; a group of m- machines and a set of n-jobs to be processed on this group of machine.
Genetic algorithms applied to the continuous flow shop problem," Computers and Industrial Engineering 30: (4), 1996, 919-929.
Priced at pounds 99 each from Flow Shop, we reckon a pair would look great at the front door - in or out.
Problem: Consider N jobs 2 machines flow shop scheduling problem with processing times [X.
In contrast, other finite capacity systems are designed for flow shop environments and simulate the impact of alternative processor schedules on inventories as materials flow through process stages.
See Moily and Stinson (1989) for some experimental results on parallel processing capabilities in a flow shop versus CM with dedicated machines.