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Bottleneck adjacent matching 3 (BAM3) heuristic for re-entrant flow shop with dominant machine

S. A. , Bareduan and S. H., Hasan Bottleneck adjacent matching 3 (BAM3) heuristic for re-entrant flow shop with dominant machine. In: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hotel Furama River Front, Singapore.


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This paper presents a scheduling heuristic to minimize the makespan of a re-entrant flow shop using bottleneck analysis. The heuristic is specifically intended for the cyber manufacturing centre (CMC) which is an Internetbased collaborative design and manufacturing between the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and the small and medium enterprises. The CMC processes scheduling resembles a four machine permutation re-entrant flow shop with the process routing of M1,M2,M3,M4,M3,M4 in which the first process at M1 has high tendency of exhibiting dominant characteristic. It was shown that using bottleneckbased analysis, an effective constructive heuristic can be developed to solve for near-optimal scheduling sequence. At strong machine dominance level and medium to high job,numbers, this heuristic shows slightly better makespan performance compared to the NEH. However, for smaller job numbers, NEH is superior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bottleneck, dominant machine, heuristic, re-entrant flow shop, scheduling
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2010 07:39
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/258
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