Optimized rescheduling of multiple production lines for flowshop production of reinforced precast concrete components

Zhiliang Ma, Zhitian Yang, Shilong Liu, Song Wu

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Abstract

Flowshop production is adopted as the major type of production of reinforced precast concrete components and it has higher requirements on shop floor schedules than other types, especially that from rescheduling. However, up to now, very few approach for the optimization of the shop floor rescheduling has been proposed in spite of its vital importance. This research proposes an approach for optimizing shop floor rescheduling of multiple production lines for flowshop production of reinforced precast concrete components. The approach comprehensively utilizes the over-assigned time, which is the difference value between the assigned production time and the estimated one of a production step for a precast component to deal with production emergencies. Meanwhile, it keeps the adjustment of schedules at minimum to avoid massive material re-dispatch. First of all, the optimization objectives and constraints of optimized shop floor rescheduling of multiple production lines for flowshop precast production are analyzed and a mathematic model is thus formulated. Then, the solver of the model is established by using genetic algorithm. Finally, the approach is validated by case studies. It is concluded that the approach contributes to the effective and efficient optimized rescheduling of multiple production lines for flowshop precast production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-97
Number of pages12
JournalAutomation in Construction
Volume95
Early online date16 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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