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Title: A review of flowshop scheduling research with setup times
Authors: Cheng, TCE 
Gupta, JND
Wang, GQ
Keywords: Planning and control
Flowshop scheduling
Setup time influence
Problem complexity and classification
Review of solution procedures
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Production Operations Management Soc
Source: Production and operations management, 2000, v. 9, no. 3, p. 262-282 How to cite?
Journal: Production and Operations Management 
Abstract: Flowshop scheduling problems with setup times arise naturally in many practical situations. This paper provides a review of static and deterministic flowshop scheduling research involving machine setup times. The literature is classified into four broad categories, namely sequence independent job setup times, sequence dependent job setup rimes, sequence independent family setup times, and sequence dependent family setup times. Using the suggested classification scheme, this paper organizes the flowshop scheduling literature involving setup and/or removal times and summarizes the existing research for different flowshop problem types. This review reveals that, while a considerable body of literature on this subject has been created, there still exist several potential areas worthy of further research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20242
ISSN: 1059-1478
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