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Title: A genetic algorithm approach for production scheduling with mould maintenance consideration
Authors: Wong, CS
Chan, FTS 
Chung, SH
Keywords: Genetic algorithm
Production scheduling
Mould maintenance
Machine maintenance
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: International journal of production research, 2012, v. 50, no. 20, p. 5683-5697 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of production research 
Abstract: The traditional approach for maintenance scheduling concerns single-resource (machine) maintenance during production which may not be sufficient to improve production system reliability as a whole. Besides, in the literature many researchers schedule maintenance activities periodically with fixed maintenance duration. However, in a real manufacturing system maintenance activities can be executed earlier and the maintenance duration will become shorter since less time and effort are required. A practical example is that in a plastic production system, the proportion of machine-related downtime is even lower than mould-related downtime. The planned production operations are usually interrupted seriously because of the mismatch among the maintenance periods between injection machine and mould. In this connection, this paper proposes to jointly schedule production and maintenance tasks of multi-resources in order to improve production system reliability by reducing the mismatch among various processes. To integrate machine and mould maintenance tasks in production, this paper attempts to model the production scheduling with mould scheduling (PS-MS) problem with time-dependent deteriorating maintenance schemes. The objective of this paper is to propose a genetic algorithm approach to schedule maintenance tasks jointly with production jobs for the PS-MS problem, so as to minimise the makespan of production jobs.
ISSN: 0020-7543
EISSN: 1366-588X
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2011.613868
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