The Multiple Part Type Cyclic Flow Shop Robotic Cell Scheduling Problem: A Novel and Comprehensive Mixed Integer Linear Programming Approach

This paper considers the problem of cyclic ow shop robotic cell scheduling deploying several single and dual gripper robots. In this problem, dierent part types are successively processed on multiple machines with dierent pickup criteria including free pickup, pickup within time-windows and no-waiting times. The parts are transported between the machines by the robots. We … Read more

Combinatorial Benders Cuts for Assembly Line Balancing Problems with Setups

The classical assembly line balancing problem consists of assigning assembly work to workstations. In the presence of setup times that depend on the sequence of tasks assigned to each workstation, the problem becomes more complicated given that two interdependent problems, namely assignment and sequencing, must be solved simultaneously. The hierarchical nature of these two problems … Read more