Browsing Articles by Title
Now showing items 120 of 23

Allocation of component types to machines in the automated assembly of printed circuit boards
(Academy Publisher, 200709)Although the use of electronic component placement machines has brought reliability and speed to the printed circuit board (PCB) assembly process, to get higher utilization, one needs to solve the resulting complex operations ... 
An ant colony optimization algorithm for load balancing in parallel machines with sequence dependent setup times
(Elsevier, 2010)This study introduces the problem of minimizing average relative percentage of imbalance (ARPI) with sequencedependent setup times in a parallelmachine environment. A mathematical model that minimizes ARPI is proposed. ... 
Designing a global multidisciplinary classroom: a learning experience in supply chain logistics Management
(20060412)Global competition has created multinational supply chains where raw materials production, marketing, and consumption can be in different countries in order to achieve costeffective production and higher customer service ... 
Dispatching rules for allocation of component types to machines in the automated assembly of printed circuit boards
(Springer Verlag, 2006)In this paper, we propose a model and algorithms to solve a load balancing problem on a printed circuit board assembly line. On this line of two identical machines, the problem of allocation of component types to ... 
A first best toll pricing framework for variable demand traffic assignment problems
(Elsevier, 2005)In this paper, we present a toll pricing framework for a general variable demand traffic assignment problem with side constraints, where the demand between an origin destination pair is a function of the least total travel ... 
A framework to minimise total energy consumption and total tardiness on a single machine
(Taylor & Francis, 2008)A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines that remain idle due to underutilisation. A way to avoid wasting energy and thus reducing the carbon print of an industrial plant is to consider minimisation ... 
Machine number, priority rule, and due date determination in flexible manufacturing systems using artificial neural networks
(Elsevier, 20060511)When there is a production system with excess capacity, i.e. more capacity than the demand for the foreseeable future, upper management might consider utilizing only a portion of the available capacity by decreasing the ... 
A model for the multiperiod multiobjective power generation expansion problem
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 20070502)A longterm multiobjective model for the power generation expansion planning of electric systems is described and evaluated in this paper. The model optimizes simultaneously multiple objectives (i.e., minimizes costs, ... 
A multiobjective evolutionary programming algorithm and its applications to power generation expansion planning
(IEEE, 200909)The generation expansion planning (GEP) problem is defined as the problem of determining WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE new generation units should be installed over a planning horizon to satisfy the expected energy demand. This ... 
A neurogenetic approach to design and planning of a manufacturing cell
(Springer Verlag, 2005)In this paper, we propose a neurogenetic decision support system coupled with simulation to design a job shop manufacturing system by achieving predetermined values of targeted performance measures such as flow time, ... 
A new dominance rule for the total weighted tardiness problem
(Taylor & Francis, 1999)We present a new dominance rule for the single machine total weighted tardiness problem with job dependent penalties. The proposed dominance rule provides a su cient condition for local optimality. We show that if any ... 
A new lower bounding scheme for the total weighted tardiness problem
(Elsevier, 1998)We propose a new dominance rule that provides a sufficient condition for local optimality for the 1∥∑wiTi problem. We prove that if any sequence violates the proposed dominance rule, then switching the violating jobs ... 
Operational methods for minimization of energy consumption of manufacturing equipment
(Taylor & Francis, 200705)This paper develops operational methods for the minimization of the energy consumption of manufacturing equipment. It is observed that there can be a significant amount of energy savings when nonbottleneck (i.e. ... 
Parallel Machine Scheduling with Load Balancing and Sequence Dependent Setups
(Inderscience, 2007)In this paper, we study the problem of minimizing total completion time with load balancing and sequence dependent setups in a nonidentical parallel machine environment. A mathematical model has been presented for ... 
Scheduling Continuous Aluminium Casting Lines
(Taylor & Francis, 20081015)This study considers the problem of scheduling casting lines of an aluminium casting and processing plant. In aluminium processing plants, continuous casting lines are the bottleneck resources, i.e. factory throughput ... 
Scheduling traffic lights in a capacitated junction
(Turkish Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, 199412) 
A shortterm fair MAC protocol for WLANs
(Elsevier, 2008)Designing a medium access control (MAC) protocol that simultaneously provides high throughput and allows individual users to share limited spectrum resources fairly, especially in the shortterm time horizon, is a challenging ... 
Singlemachine sustainable production planning to minimize total energy consumption and total completion time using a multiple objective genetic algorithm
(IEEE Technology Management Council, 20111118)Energy is an expensive resource that is becoming more scarce with increasing population and demand. In this paper, a mathematical model to minimize energy consumption and reduce total completion time of a single machine ... 
Singlemachine sustainable production planning to minimize total energy consumption and total completion time using a multiple objective genetic algorithm
(IEEEINST Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 201211)Energy is an expensive resource that is becoming more scarce with increasing population and demand. In this paper, a mathematical model to minimize energy consumption and reduce total completion time of a single machine ... 
A sustainability approach for selecting maintenance strategy
(Taylor & Francis, 201303)Appropriate maintenance can prolong the life of an asset and prevent costly breakdowns that may result in lost production, failed shipping schedules and a decline in customer satisfaction. The goal of this study was to ...