A study of tabu search model for scheduling manufacturing job shop

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A study of tabu search model for scheduling manufacturing job shop

 

Author: Lee, Ying-choon
Title: A study of tabu search model for scheduling manufacturing job shop
Degree: M.B.A.
Year: 1995
Subject: Scheduling -- Data processing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Management
Pages: viii, 62, [76] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1555460
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3368
Abstract: The objective of this research is to study the feasibility and practicability of applying tabu search model to the job shop scheduling problem. In order to achieve this objective, a computer program was developed by using the Pascal language. The program, with the embedded tabu search algorithm, is able to solve n jobs by m machines job shop scheduling problems. The following thesis can be divided into two parts. The first part is about a survey of literatures concerned with the fundamentals of tabu search for machine scheduling problems. While in the second part, focus is directed to the development of a job shop scheduling program. Having developed the scheduling program, a case study is carried out which makes use of a real life scheduling problem in a manufacturing company and is to be evaluated by using the program designed in this study. Comparison is then made between scheduling results obtained from the program and the actual data obtained from the case. In addition to this real case analyses, some analysis are done on the applicability of the tabu search for the job shop scheduling. It is hope that the findings and experience from this study will benefit future research in the same area.

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