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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Most of the research done so far is on static scheduling problems and especially on single machine / flow shop bi-criteria static scheduling problems.
Chen [1, 7] described container operation system as 3-stage hybrid flow shop, and she solved the integrated scheduling problem of multi-type equipment with tabu search (TS).
The scheduling problem addressed in current research is of the batch type--multiproduct Permutation Flow Shop. 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.
Fichera, "A dual encoding-based meta-heuristic algorithm for solving a constrained hybrid flow shop scheduling problem," Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol.
non-permutation flow shop schedules," Operations Research Letters, vol.
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.
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.
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.sub.i] and [Y.sub.i] for job i respectively.