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Optimization of aggregate planning of variant production processes

 
: Dangelmaier, W.; Roth, H.P.; Schulte, J.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers -SME-, Dearborn/Mich.:
Integrated Computer Process Planning. IMTS Conference
Dearborn/Mich., 1990 (SME Technical paper 90)
International Manufacturing Technology Conference <1990, Chicago, Ill.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Fertigungsplanung; Fertigungsprozeß; flexible manufacturing system; flexibles Fertigungssystem; Optimierung; optimization; process planning; scheduling

Abstract
In the conventional approach to aggregate planning, alternative production routes (i.e. variants) using different machines are hardly ever considered. However, new machines like Multi-Vacility-Centres, expecially in combination with single-purpose machines, allow numerous production variants. It is very important to take these variants into consideration, both for cost and for capacity reasons. It is the objective of the proposed optimization model to minimize the various costs incurred by producing a product according to a variant. The new concept of scheduling variant manufacturing processes using the methods of optimization will increase the flexibility and the validity of the scheduling operation and help to make better use of the available resources.

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