Batch scheduling in process industries: an application of resource-constrained project scheduling

Schwindt, Christoph; Trautmann, Norbert (2000). Batch scheduling in process industries: an application of resource-constrained project scheduling. OR Spektrum, 22(4), pp. 501-524. Springer 10.1007/s002910000042

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The paper deals with batch scheduling problems in process industries where final products arise from several successive chemical or physical transformations of raw materials using multi–purpose equipment. In batch production mode, the total requirements of intermediate and final products are partitioned into batches. The production start of a batch at a given level requires the availability of all input products. We consider the problem of scheduling the production of given batches such that the makespan is minimized. Constraints like minimum and maximum time lags between successive production levels, sequence–dependent facility setup times, finite intermediate storages, production breaks, and time–varying manpower contribute to the complexity of this problem. We propose a new solution approach using models and methods of resource–constrained project scheduling, which (approximately) solves problems of industrial size within a reasonable amount of time.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration

UniBE Contributor:

Trautmann, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1436-6304

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Larissa Notz

Date Deposited:

21 May 2014 11:18

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2017 08:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s002910000042

Web of Science ID:

000165441400004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.49101

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/49101

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