A Search Algorithm for the Bicriterion Group Technology Machine Loading and Product Mix Problem

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G. Keong Leong

Department of Management Science, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

J. Eng. Ind 108(3), 237-239 (Aug 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3187072 History: Received May 08, 1986; Online July 30, 2009


The bicriterion machine loading and product mix problem in a Group Technology (GT) setting is the key to improving production output and cost and involves the primary objective of maximizing output and secondary objective of minimizing production cost. This paper proposes a search algorithm for solving the bicriterion GT problem that provides better results than Hitomi and Ham’s algorithm [6]. The proposed algorithm allows only complete lots of parts to be selected for production.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Topics: Machinery , Algorithms
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