On Throughput Maximization in Constant Travel-Time Robotic Cells

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Milind Dawande; Chelliah Sriskandarajah; Suresh Sethi;
  • Journal: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,volume 4,issue 4 August,pages296-312
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/msom.
  • Subject: maufacturing, robotic cell, identical parts, polynomial time algorithm

We consider the problem of scheduling operations in bufferless robotic cells that produce identical parts. The objective is to find a cyclic sequence of robot moves that minimizes the long-run average time to produce a part or, equivalently, maximizes the throughput rat... View more
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