This paper presents an integrated system (IS) devoted to solve the complex scheduling problems in steel-making and casting (SMC) plants. The presented IS is composed of four modules: data base, optimization, simulation modules, and the user interface. In particular, we develop the two main components of the IS: the optimization and simulation modules. The optimization module is based on a mixed-integer linear programming formulation with the objective of minimizing the makespan, i.e., the completion time of the last job. Moreover, a discrete-event simulation module is used to validate and assess the proposed schedules. By designing the IS for a real case study, we show how it can be applied off-line to schedule the daily operations of the SMC, as well as online in order to face unpredictable events such as failures and blocks of the machines.
|Titolo:||An Integrated System for Production Scheduling in Steelmaking and Casting Plants|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2015.2477362|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|