In: Proceedings of 32nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Antonio, Texas, USA. 1993.
Abstract: A scheduling method that uses Petri net modeling and heuristic search is extended to explicitly handle setup times in flexible manufacturing systems. This method formulates the problem with a Petri net model and applies a search algorithm to the Petri net model. A good heuristic function for the search can be quickly estimated from the Petri net model. The method can handle setup times, routing flexibility, shared resources, concurrency and lot sizes.
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