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Constraint-Based Resource Allocation and Scheduling in Steel Manufacturing [chapter]

Mats Carlsson, Per Kreuger, Emil Åtröm
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
doi:10.1007/3-540-49201-1_23 fatcat:kddxeb5h7jffdlwigs7r7lqjwy

Melt Scheduling to Trade Off Material Waste and Shipping Performance

Kedar S. Naphade, S. David Wu, Robert H. Storer, Bhavin J. Doshi
2001 Operations Research  
Complex technological and resource constraints can make the planning and scheduling of such processes extremely challenging.  ...  melting resources, and frequent rescheduling becomes necessary due to variations in crew configuration, maintenance plan, resource availability, and rail transportation constraints.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant SBR-94-22862 and a grant from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  ... 
doi:10.1287/opre.49.5.629.10612 fatcat:astudgayf5asfbiwzks3ovxqpi

Melt Scheduling to Trade Off Material Waste and Shipping Performance

Kedar S. Naphade, S. David Wu, Robert H. Storer, Bhavin J. Doshi
2001 Operations Research  
Complex technological and resource constraints can make the planning and scheduling of such processes extremely challenging.  ...  melting resources, and frequent rescheduling becomes necessary due to variations in crew configuration, maintenance plan, resource availability, and rail transportation constraints.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant SBR-94-22862 and a grant from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  ... 
doi:10.1287/opre.49.5.629.10611 fatcat:m6okxrs5ova5ri34eat2dh6etu

Auction-based approach to resolve the scheduling problem in the steel making process

Vikas Kumar, Shashi Kumar, M. K. Tiwari, F. T. S. Chan
2006 International Journal of Production Research  
The scheduling system of these processes has very different objectives and constraints, and operates in an environment where there is a substantial quantity of real-time information concerning production  ...  Combinatorial auction based approaches are capable of minimizing large search space, discontinuity, and noise in order to obtain near optimal solutions.  ...  The last step is crucial and needs to follow resource and machine constraints to ensure practical feasibility of the resulting schedule.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540500434713 fatcat:iro5lza2nngr3kvdnxdjfno2fa

Multi-agent systems to improve efficiency in steelworks

Vincenzo Iannino, Valentina Colla, Claudio Mocci, Ismael Matino, Stefano Dettori, Sebastian Kolb, Thomas Plankenbühler, Jürgen Karl
2021 Matériaux & Techniques  
In this paper, some applications of multi-agent systems in steel sector are presented to show the advantages and opportunities of agent-based technology.  ...  On the other hand, steel manufacturing industries are complex and dynamic systems whose production processes held a strategic role in the global economy.  ...  funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Union, which is gratefully acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1051/mattech/2022010 fatcat:dvn5xlgxmbbg3pui4npt2e4uqu

Integer and Constraint Programming for Batch Annealing Process Planning [chapter]

Willem-Jan van Hoeve, Sridhar Tayur
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We describe an optimization application in the context of steel manufacturing, to design and schedule batches for annealing furnaces. Our solution approach uses a two-phase decomposition.  ...  The second phase assigns the batches to furnaces and schedules them over time, using constraint programming.  ...  the constraint-based scheduling concepts of activities and resources [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66158-2_28 fatcat:usvlbz6oszhcdaj5dukjomnuja

Computer Virtual-Based Design of Ship Manufacturing Simulation System

Shuai Ren, Kai Cheng, Tariq Abu Zalata
2014 Open Automation and Control Systems Journal  
The construction process of ship manufacturing simulation system is based on the virtual model construction by the computer, in which the virtual data analysis is done in order to accurately calculate  ...  in this article.  ...  We started from the current simply situation in the manufacturing process of tube workshop, and envisaged flexible resource allocation problem on multi-lines.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874444301406011927 fatcat:jzf2cli63nevnckorkpob42wmy

A Hyper Heuristic Algorithm Based Genetic Programming for Steel Production Scheduling of Cyber-Physical System-ORIENTED

Xiaowu Chen, Guozhang Jiang, Yongmao Xiao, Gongfa Li, Feng Xiang
2021 Mathematics  
To make up for the difficulty of dynamic scheduling of steel production in a complex environment and provide an idea for developing steel production to intelligent manufacturing.  ...  The dynamic steel production scheduling model characteristics are studied, and an ontology-based steel cyber-physical system production scheduling knowledge model and its ontology attribute knowledge representation  ...  production cycle and unreasonable resource allocation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math9182256 fatcat:di2aqm73bzgt7ngdba5csnj4ty

Iterative use of simulation and scheduling methodologies to improve productivity

Karthik Krishna Vasudevan, Ravi Lote, Edward J. Williams, Onur Ulgen
2008 2008 Winter Simulation Conference  
This two layer approach is used for the optimal design of manufacturing system fed with robust schedules thus resulting in substantial productivity gains. OVERVIEW OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEM 2.1  ...  The study undertook the identification and improvement of production and scheduling policies to the benefit of a manufacturing process whose original throughput capacity fell significantly short of high  ...  Vasudevan, Williams, Lote, and Ülgen Principles, Methodology, Advances, Applications, and Practice, ed. Jerry Banks,  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2008.4736281 dblp:conf/wsc/VasudevanLWU08 fatcat:ioofjklxcbhevb46gxupgtl6sy

Agent-based distributed manufacturing process planning and scheduling: a state-of-the-art survey

Weiming Shen, Lihui Wang, Qi Hao
2006 IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C (Applications and Reviews)  
It is, in fact, an optimization process by which limited manufacturing resources are allocated over time among parallel and sequential activities.  ...  Manufacturing scheduling is the process of selecting a process plan and assigning manufacturing resources for specific time periods to the set of manufacturing processes in the plan.  ...  Negotiation protocols are used in most agent-based manufacturing scheduling systems for resource allocation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmcc.2006.874022 fatcat:dgqbnflcqbcftdeuhbpzyf2uoq

State-of-the-art review of optimization methods for short-term scheduling of batch processes

Carlos A. Méndez, Jaime Cerdá, Ignacio E. Grossmann, Iiro Harjunkoski, Marco Fahl
2006 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
There has been significant progress in the area of short-term scheduling of batch processes, including the solution of industrial-sized problems, in the last 20 years.  ...  Table 6 lists few representative software packages that are currently available in the market, and for which the users only need to specify data on the problem at hand.  ...  Afterwards, the available manufacturing resources are allocated to the batches over time.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2006.02.008 fatcat:qrby42tlwbcg7h4naenpiqhlm4

Optimization-Based Scheduling for the Process Industries: From Theory to Real-Life Industrial Applications

Georgios P. Georgiadis, Apostolos P. Elekidis, Michael C. Georgiadis
2019 Processes  
In most industries, the optimization of production scheduling is seen as an extremely complex task and most schedulers prefer the use of a simulation-based software or manual decision, which result to  ...  Finally, the major reasons that impede the application of optimization-based scheduling are critically analyzed and possible remedies are discussed.  ...  All precedence-based models consist of unit-task allocation and task-task sequencing constraints [45] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/pr7070438 fatcat:e7w6zofhhfbxrdi5hdah7ioipe

Contract Net Protocol for Cooperative Optimisation and Dynamic Scheduling of Steel Production [chapter]

D. Ouelhadj, P. I. Cowling, S. Petrovic
2003 Intelligent Systems Design and Applications  
This paper describes a negotiation protocol proposed for inter-agent cooperation in a multi-agent system we developed for optimisation and dynamic integrated scheduling of steel production.  ...  This performance is evaluated in terms of stability and utility measures used to evaluate the robustness of the steel production processes in the presence of real-time events.  ...  Yams [9] is one of the earliest agent-based manufacturing system where part agents negotiate with resource agents to assign tasks to the resource agents using the CNP.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-44999-7_45 fatcat:qknowoubhjc3xegomymnaukggq

A scheduling system for the steelmaking-continuous casting process. A case study from the steel-making industry

Hubert Missbauer, Wolfgang Hauber, Werner Stadler
2009 International Journal of Production Research  
in special cases such as the steel industry. (2) A computerized scheduling system heavily intervenes in a manufacturing process that has been working for decades.  ...  hybrid flow shop with possible skipping of one (refining) stage and dual resource constraints (facilities and ladles).  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540801950136 fatcat:57vrps3lqzfxpd5osiure7crfe

MasDISPO_xt: Annealing Furnace Planning inside the Supply Chain of Steel Production

Sven Jacobi, Esteban León-Soto, Cristián Madrigal-Mora, Klaus Fischer
2008 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
MasDISPO xt is an agent-based generic online planning and scheduling system for the observation on MES-level of the complete Supply Chain of Saarstahl AG, a globally respected steel manufacturer.  ...  Therefore, steel manufacturing companies are strongly affected by bull whip effects and other unpredictable influences along their production chains.  ...  It monitors production on a rough-in weeks-and detailed-in days and hours-level, and executes an online detailed planning and scheduling for the different manufacturing phases.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.02351 fatcat:72cz2aol6bgrhnmpnwnqlkopei
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