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Job shop scheduling with beam search
(Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999)
Beam Search is a heuristic method for solving optimization problems. It is an adaptation of the branch and bound method in which only some nodes are evaluated in the search tree. At any level, only the promising nodes are ...
An integrated evaluation of facility location, capacity acquisition, and technology selection for designing global manufacturing strategies
(Elsevier BV, 1992)
Emergence of global markets enhanced the emergence of global firms which have plants in different countries and implement an integrated management style. Due to the intensive competition in global markets, manufacturing ...
Effect of load, processing time and due date variation on the effectiveness of scheduling rules
(Taylor & Francis, 2002)
In real manufacturing environments, variations in production factors (i.e. pro- cessing time, demand, due-dates) are inevitable facts. All these dynamic changes, together with random disturbances (e.g. machine breakdowns) ...