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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1185; doi:10.3390/su9071185

A Feedback Control Method for Addressing the Production Scheduling Problem by Considering Energy Consumption and Makespan

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Faculty of Economics and Management, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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Received: 13 March 2017 / Revised: 2 July 2017 / Accepted: 2 July 2017 / Published: 6 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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Abstract

Due to various factors of uncertainty within production, the key performance indicators connected to production plans are difficult to fulfil. This problem becomes especially serious as emission regulations are enforced, which discourage manufacturers from high emission output and high energy consumption. Thus, this paper proposes a feedback control method for the production scheduling problem by considering energy consumption and makespan to help manufacturers keep production implementations in pace with production plans. The proposed method works in a rolling horizon framework, which establishes planned energy consumption and makespan, and adjusts the weights of the multiple scheduling optimization objectives for the next period, based on the feedback of the actual energy consumption and makespan in previous periods. A job shop scheduling case study is provided to illustrate the proposed method. The experiment results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed feedback control method. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy-aware manufacturing; feedback control; production scheduling; multi-objective optimization energy-aware manufacturing; feedback control; production scheduling; multi-objective optimization
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Xu, J.; Wang, L. A Feedback Control Method for Addressing the Production Scheduling Problem by Considering Energy Consumption and Makespan. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1185.

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