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Title: Biased random-key genetic algorithm for scheduling identical parallel machines with tooling constraints.
Authors: Soares, Leonardo Cabral da Rocha
Carvalho, Marco Antonio Moreira de
Keywords: Combinatorial optimization
Flexible manufacturing systems
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: SOARES, L. C. da R.; CARVALHO, M. A. M. de. Biased random-key genetic algorithm for scheduling identical parallel machines with tooling constraints. European Journal of Operational Research, v. 285, p. 955-964, 2020. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 25 ago. 2021.
Abstract: We address the problem of scheduling a set of n jobs on m parallel machines, with the objective of minimizing the makespan in a flexible manufacturing system. In this context, each job takes the same processing time in any machine. However, jobs have different tooling requirements, implying that setup times depend on all jobs previously scheduled on the same machine, owing to tool configurations. In this study, this N P-hard problem is addressed using a parallel biased random-key genetic algorithm hybridized with local search procedures organized using variable neighborhood descent. The proposed genetic algorithm is compared with the state-of-the-art methods considering 2,880 benchmark instances from the literature reddivided into two sets. For the set of small instances, the proposed method is compared with a mathematical model and better or equal results for 99.86% of instances are presented. For the set of large instances, the proposed method is compared to a metaheuristic and new best solutions are presented for 93.89% of the instances. In addition, the proposed method is 96.50% faster than the compared metaheuristic, thus comprehensively outperforming the current state-of-the-art methods.
ISSN: 0377-2217
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