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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In the makespan reduction issue under linear deterioration of the two-machine flow shop issue is powerfully NP-hard.
The cut tobacco processing resembles flow shop processing in that all inputs are manufactured along duplicate production lines.
In a typical hybrid flow shop scheduling (HFS) problem (Figure 1), a set of n jobs need to be processed through M production stages and at each stage k there are [m.
The complexity of flow shop and job shop scheduling.
The formal description to the flow shop with batch processing machines considered in this paper is as follows.
Most of the research done so far is on static scheduling problems and especially on single machine / flow shop bi-criteria static scheduling problems.
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.
According to MacCarthy and Liu (1993) and Baker (1974), Flow Shop is a type of process where all tasks have a similar flow pattern, that is, they have the same processing schedule on all resources and the number of resources in each stage of production equals one.
SOLVING THE FLEXIBLE FLOW SHOP PROBLEM USING THE CHU-BEASLEY'S GENETIC ALGORITHM
Currently, his research interests are manufacturing information, job shop scheduling, flow shop scheduling and computer aided engineering.
LSM and TCM can be also considered as the permutation flow shop scheduling problem described as follows.
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.