Synthesis and Stochastic Assessment of Cost-Optimal Schedules


Mader, A.H. and Bohnenkamp, H.C. and Usenko, Y.S. and Jansen, D.N. and Hurink, J.L. and Hermanns, H. (2006) Synthesis and Stochastic Assessment of Cost-Optimal Schedules. [Report]

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Abstract:We present a novel approach to synthesize good schedules for a class
of scheduling problems that is slightly more general than the
scheduling problem FJm,a|gpr,r_j,d_j|early/tardy. The idea is to prime
the schedule synthesizer with stochastic information more meaningful
than performance factors with the objective to minimize the expected
cost caused by storage or delay. The priming information is
obtained by stochastic simulation of the system environment. The generated
schedules are assessed again by simulation. The approach is
demonstrated by means of a non-trivial scheduling problem from
lacquer production. The experimental results show that our approach
achieves in all considered scenarios better results than the
extended processing times approach.
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