We consider the problem of scheduling jobs in a hybrid job shop. We use the term
'hybrid' to indicate that we consider a lot of extensions of the classic job shop, such as transportation times, multiple resources, and setup times. The Shifting Bottleneck procedure can be generalized to deal with those extensions. We test this approach for an assembly shop. In this shop, we study the influence of static and dynamic scheduling, setup times, batch sizes, and the arrival process of the jobs.
|Publisher||Laboratory of Production and Operations Management, University of Twente|