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Evaluating Sheet Metal Nesting Decisions
This paper describes models that estimate the cost and time of sheet metal punching when nesting (batching) orders. These models help decision-makers plan production and evaluate the impact of changing the nesting policy. ...
On Parallel-Machine Scheduling with Operator-Constrained Setups
The processing of a task on a machine often requires an operator to setup the job. In this paper we consider the problem of scheduling a finite set of jobs on a number of identical parallel machines. Each job has a setup ...
A Genetic Algorithm for a Minimax Network Design Problem
This paper considers the problem of designing a network to transport material from sources of supply to sites where demand occurs. However, the demand at each site is uncertain. We formulate the problem as a robust discrete ...
Minimization of Acquisition and Operational Costs in Horizontal Material Handling System Design
This paper considers the problem of minimizing the fixed cost of acquiring material handling transporters and the operational cost of material transfer in a manufacturing system. This decision problem arises during ...
Comparing Gradient Estimation Methods Applied to Stochastic Manufacturing Systems
This paper compares two gradient estimation methods that can be usedfor estimating the sensitivities of output metrics with respectto the input parameters of a stochastic manufacturing system.A brief description of the ...