Title: Optimisation of Al-alloys production process using genetic algorithm

Authors: Albert Korosec, Joze Balic, Simon Kovacic

Addresses: Talum d.d., Kidricevo, Tovarniska 10, Kidricevo 2325, Slovenia. ' Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova ulica 17, Maribor 2000, Slovenia. ' Stampal, d.o.o., Sl. Bistrica, Slovenia

Abstract: The primary aim was to develop an efficient model supported by genetic algorithm for optimising continuous production of aluminium. The model is built as an upgrade of the production management and planning system and enables planning and determining capacity of human resources and machinery; takes care of material flows from purchase and production to sales; enables control over raw material and product quality in a system where buyers| orders are not fixed and predefined. The built model enables optimisation of production costs and thus the company|s profit by taking into account limitations, such as managing and planning of inventories of raw material and products, planning of capacity and optimisation of technology. [Received 25 November 2005, Accepted 12 January 2007]

Keywords: genetic algorithms; GA; constraint planning; materials requirement planning; MRP; master production scheduling; MPS; capacity planning; aluminium alloys; optimisation; production management; production planning; material flow; production costs; product quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2007.013837

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.73 - 84

Published online: 30 May 2007 *

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