Title page for ETD etd-03312005-235418

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Attri, Hitesh
Author's Email Address hattri@vt.edu
URN etd-03312005-235418
Title An agent based manufacturing scheduling module for Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Chen, Fengshan Frank Committee Chair
Sarin, Subhash C. Committee Co-Chair
Jain, Sanjay Committee Member
  • Manufacturing Scheduling
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Multi Agent Systems
Date of Defense 2005-01-04
Availability unrestricted
A software agents based manufacturing scheduling module for Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) is presented. The problem considered is scheduling of jobs with multiple operations, distinct operation processing times, arrival times, and due dates in a job shop environment. Sequence dependent setups are also considered. The additional constraints of material and resource availability are also taken into consideration. The scheduling is to be considered in integration with production planning. The production plans can be changed dynamically and the schedule is to be generated to reflect the appropriate changes. The design of a generic multi-agent framework which is domain independent along with algorithms that are used by the agents is also discussed.

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