Title: Flowshop scheduling using value stream management principles

Authors: Debraj Bhowmick; P. Maniyan; N. Sambandam

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Vihar Lake, Mumbai 400087, India

Abstract: Research in scheduling area has been concentrated around objectives which aim to optimise resource utilisation and delivery performance of job orders. No research has been done applying value stream management principles while scheduling flowshop. Hence, using value stream management principles, a new objective function for the flowshop scheduling problem is developed. As scheduling function is an integral part of supply chain, the proposed objective aims to minimise the sum of variety of opportunity losses for improving supply chain performance. To solve this problem, a heuristic and a hybrid genetic algorithm are proposed and computational results presented.

Keywords: hybrid GAs; genetic algorithms; HGAs; flowshop scheduling; value stream management; VSM; supply chain performance; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2012.052560

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, 2012 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.315 - 326

Available online: 11 Mar 2013 *

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