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Sustainability 2016, 8(9), 904; doi:10.3390/su8090904

Technology for Production Scheduling of Jobs for Open Innovation and Sustainability with Fixed Processing Property on Parallel Machines

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Department of Business Administration and Accounting, Hanbat National University, 16-1 Deokmyung-Dong, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 34158, Korea
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Department of Business Administration, Sangji University, 660 Woosan-Dong, Wonju-Si, Kangwon 26339, Korea
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Academic Editors: Tan Yigitcanlar and Marc A. Rosen
Received: 29 June 2016 / Revised: 14 August 2016 / Accepted: 30 August 2016 / Published: 7 September 2016
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Abstract

In this paper, a technology for production scheduling is addressed for the sustainability and open innovation in a manufacturing business. Methodologies for scheduling jobs on parallel machines with the fixed processing property are devised. The fixed processing property, in which a group of specific jobs can be processed on the predetermined machine, can be found in most manufacturing systems due to the quality issues. Usually, even though parallel machines can process various types of jobs, the fixed processing is preferred as to not deteriorate products’ quality in real manufacturing systems. To minimize makespan of jobs, which is defined as the final completion time of all jobs, technology for production scheduling is developed. Several heuristic algorithms are devised for solving the problem and to evaluate performance of the suggested algorithms, a series of computational experiments is performed. Results show that better solutions are obtained by the suggested algorithms in a reasonable amount of computation time. That is, if the proposed technology is applied to the production scheduling system of a real manufacturing business, it can be expected that quantity and quality of the product will be enhanced since they are influenced by the production scheduling. View Full-Text
Keywords: technology; open innovation; manufacturing; sustainability; heuristics; production scheduling; parallel machines technology; open innovation; manufacturing; sustainability; heuristics; production scheduling; parallel machines
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Shim, S.-O.; Park, K. Technology for Production Scheduling of Jobs for Open Innovation and Sustainability with Fixed Processing Property on Parallel Machines. Sustainability 2016, 8, 904.

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