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IE 645: Industrial Scheduling

Prerequisite:  Exposure to relevant concepts at undergraduate level and instructor consent


Importance of scheduling in implementation of production planning. Common measures of performances. Exact solutions in some one/two processor serial systems. Heuristics in flow shop and job shop scheduling problems. Scheduling of projects with limited resources and in long cycle hob shops. Scheduling in dynamic flow systems. Use of priority disciplines. Scheduling balancing and other aspects of design in mixed model assembly lines and flow lines. Scheduling in process industries with no waiting or work in process. Parallel processor, bin packing heuristics and applications. Group technology as decomposition of job shops. Vehicles scheduling problems. Personnel scheduling.


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