Dynamic priority based dispatching of AGVs in flexible job shops

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In this paper a scheduling and dispatching approach for a flexible job shop incorporating travel times of autonomous guided vehicles is analyzed. Considering multi-purpose machines, routing flexibility is also included. Knowing the calculation of the optimal schedule in this complex manufacturing system is NP-hard, multiple priority dispatching rules for machines and vehicles are compared under the influence of uncertainty. Evaluation shows that, regarding static dispatching, general improvement can be achieved applying this smart dispatching approach in flexible job shop scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Pages (from-to)445 - 449
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 13.03.2019
Event12th CIRP Conference on INTELLIGENT COMPUTATION IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING - CIRP ICME 2018: Innovative and Cognitive Production Technology and Systems - University of Naples Federico II, Gulf of Naples, Italy
Duration: 17.07.201820.07.2018
Conference number: 12

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    Research areas

  • Engineering - Autonomous guided vehicles, Priority dispatching rules, Routing, Sequencing, Simulation