By Ferreirinha, L.; Baptista, S.; Pereira, A.; Santos, A.S.; Bastos, J.; Madureira, A&a
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Production scheduling is a function that can contribute strongly to the competitive capacity of companies producing goods and services. Failure to stagger tasks properly causes enormous waste of time and resources, with a clear decrease in productivity and high monetary losses. The efficient use of internal resources in organizations becomes a competitive advantage and can thus dictate their survival and sustainability. In that sense, it becomes crucial to analyze and develop production scheduling models, which can be simplified as the function of affecting tasks to means of production over time. This report is part of a project to develop a dynamic scheduling tool for decision support in a single machine environment. The system created has the ability, after a first solution has been generated, to trigger a new solution as some tasks leave the system and new ones arrive, allowing the user, at each instant of time, to determine new scheduling solutions, in order to minimize a certain measure of performance. The proposed tool was validated in an in-depth computational study with dynamic task releases and stochastic execution time. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the model.