Balancing and scheduling in extended manufacturing environment
H. M. Emrul Kays 1, A. N. M. Karim 1, M. L. R. Varela 2 * , A. S. Santos 2, A. M. Madureira 3
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1 International Islamic University Malaysia, MALAYSIA
2 University of Minho, PORTUGAL
3 Polytechnic Institute of Porto, PORTUGAL
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In the fiercely competitive era induced by expansion of open business archetypes, the managerial aspects of Extended Manufacturing Environments (EMEs) are experiencing growing concerns. There is no scope of leaving a possible operational improvement unexplored. For enhanced operational efficiency and capacity utilization the balancing and scheduling problems of EMEs are, therefore, rightfully considered and an integer programme is proposed in this paper. The model is designed in a spread sheet and solved through What’sBest optimizer. The model capabilities are assessed through a test problem. The results have demonstrated that the model is capable of defining optimized production schedules for EMEs.


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Article Type: Research Article

, 2016 - Volume 1 Issue 1, pp. 55-63

Publication date: 10 Mar 2016

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