Title: Cyclic schedules in production and operations management

Authors: Kenji Yura

Addresses: Department of Systems Engineering, University of Electro-communications, 1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585, Japan

Abstract: The peculiar feature of cyclic schedules is the repetitive occurrence of a pattern in the schedule. Such schedules often appear in manufacturing environments and the scheduling problems have attracted considerable attention. In this article, after explaining the typical analytical methods, some important features and planning procedures are explained for cyclic scheduling of flow-shop type manufacturing systems, job-shop-type manufacturing systems, and other related problems in manufacturing activities.

Keywords: cyclic scheduling; directed graph; dioid; flow-shop; job-shop.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2001.001411

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2001 Vol.3 No.3, pp.273-292

Available online: 02 Jul 2003 *

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