Genetic Algorithms And Job Shop Scheduling
Abbreviated Journal Title
Comput. Ind. Eng.
Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering, ; Industrial
We describe applications of Genetic Algorithms (GAs) to the Job Shop Scheduling (JSS) problem. More specifically, the task of generating inputs to the GA process for schedule optimization is addressed. We believe GAs can be employed as an additional tool in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) cycle. Our technique employs an extension to the Group Technology (GT) method for generating manufacturing process plans. It positions the GA scheduling process to receive outputs from both the automated process planning function and the order entry function. The GA scheduling process then passes its results to the factory floor in terms of optimal schedules. An introduction to the GA process is discussed first. Then, an elementary n-task, one processor (machine) problem is provided to demonstrate the GA methodology in the JSS problem arena. The technique is then demonstrated on an n-task, two processor problem, and finally, the technique is generalized to the n-tasks on m-processors (serial) case.
Computers & Industrial Engineering
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Genetic Algorithms And Job Shop Scheduling" (1990). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 12.