Planning for machining in a multijob, multimachine manufacturing environment

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Planning for the scheduling and machining of n jobs through m nonidentical parallel machines is a common manufacturing problem. In this paper, a promising new approach to simultaneously obtain the solution to the machine parameter optimization and scheduling problems in n jobs and m machines manufacturing system is presented. The paper subscribes to the view that in order to optimally utilize the machine resources in a shop, the decision of allocating jobs to machines must be mades simultaneously with the decision of how a job should be processed on the machine to which it is assigned. A mathematical based planning model combined with a heuristic solution procedure is used for solving the problem. An example illustrating the use of the model and how the solution procedure compares with a branch and bound based technique is given. The implications of the proposed method when used as an integral component of a computer aided process planning (CAPP) systems is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Machine Planning
  • Makespan
  • Optimization
  • Process Planning
  • Scheduling


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