A NEW PRODUCTION SCHEDULING MODULE USING PRIORITY-RULE BASED GENETIC ALGORITHM


AYDEMİR E. , KORUCA H. İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SIMULATION MODELLING, vol.14, no.3, pp.450-462, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2507/ijsimm14(3)7.299
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SIMULATION MODELLING
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-462

Abstract

Production scheduling is an important function that determines the efficiency and productivity of a production system. Many optimization methods, techniques, tools, and heuristics have been used to solve production scheduling problems, accordingly priority rules are implemented for customers' orders in real-world applications. Simulations and heuristic methods are quite useful for making decisions, and they are used mostly to design and improve production systems by reducing their complexity. In this study, a Priority Rule-Based Genetic Algorithm Scheduling (PRGA-Sched) module was developed to provide shorter total completion time in production scheduling. The module was integrated with the Faborg-Sim simulation tool. As a case study, a heating boiler manufacturing system was analyzed and simulated with six products and customers' orders by using production data from the PRGA-Sched module in Faborg-Sim. The results showed that a shorter total completion time is obtained and saved than the initial situation by via PRGA-Sched module.