International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 15-16, P5005-5025 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1505057 View full text
Dorothea Calmels

Abstract: The job sequencing and tool switching problem is a combinatorial optimisation problem that appears in various industries, mainly in the manufacturing sector. Although tool switching is only part of a much larger decision-making process in manufacturing systems, it has a major impact on the overall performance of the system by affecting the total set-up time as well as the machine and tool utilisation. Over the past few decades, various approaches have been applied to tool switching problems. This study provide…

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