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dc.contributor.authorHan, Yong-Heeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-01T19:37:18Z
dc.date.available2005-03-01T19:37:18Z
dc.date.issued2004-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/4877
dc.description.abstractThis research investigates the problem of constrained sequencing of a set of jobs on a conveyor system with the objective of minimizing setup cost. A setup cost is associated with extra material, labor, or energy required due to the change of attributes in consecutive jobs at processing stations. A finite set of attributes is considered in this research. Sequencing is constrained by the availability of two elements ??orage buffers and conveyor junctions. The problem is motivated by the paint purge reduction problem at a major U.S. automotive manufacturer. First, a diverging junction with a sequence-independent setup cost and predefined attributes is modeled as an assignment problem and this model is extended by relaxing the initial assumptions in various ways. We also model the constrained sequencing problem with an off-line buffer and develop heuristics for efficiently getting a good quality solution by exploiting the special problem structure. Finally, we conduct sensitivity analysis using numerical experiments, explain the case study, and discuss the use of the simulation model as a supplementary tool for analyzing the constrained sequencing problem.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectSequencingen_US
dc.subjectConveyor
dc.subjectSimulation
dc.subjectOperations research
dc.subjectAutomotive
dc.subjectManufacturing
dc.subject.lcshProduction scheduling Data processingen_US
dc.subject.lcshConveying machineryen_US
dc.subject.lcshAutomobile industry and tradeen_US
dc.subject.lcshAssembly-line methods Planning Computer simulationen_US
dc.titleDynamic Sequencing of Jobs on Conveyor Systems for Minimizing Changeoversen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Chen Zhou; Committee Member: Bert Bras; Committee Member: Gunter P. Sharp; Committee Member: Joel Sokol; Committee Member: Leon F. McGinnisen_US


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