Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Sequence Dependent Setup Time and Job Splitting: Hospital Catering Case Study

Fatima Abderrabi, Matthieu Godichaud, Alice Yalaoui, Farouk Yalaoui, Lionel Amodeo, Ardian Qerimi, Eric Thivet
2021 Applied Sciences  
This paper aims to study a real case of an optimization problem derived from a hospital supply chain. The present work focuses on developing operational decision support models and algorithms for production process scheduling in hospital catering. The addressed production system is considered as a flexible job shop system. The objective is to minimize the total flow time. A novel mathematical model and two metaheuristics for the production scheduling of multi-product and multi-stage food
more » ... es are developed. These methods have proven their effectiveness for the scheduling of operations of the food production processes and allowed significant improvements in the performance of the studied production system.
doi:10.3390/app11041504 fatcat:5a37mvpkqfavzdvce3feyjl24i