Gail W. DePuy

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This paper investigates the development of an effective heuristic to solve the set covering problem (SCP) by applying the meta-heuristic Meta-RaPS (Meta-heuristic for Randomized Priority Search). In Meta-RaPS, a feasible solution is generated by introducing random factors into a construction method. Then the feasible solutions can be improved by an(More)
This paper describes an iterative technique between optimization and simulation models used to determine solutions to optimization problems and ensure that the solutions are feasible for real world operations (in terms of a simulation model). The technique allows for the development of separate optimization and simulation models with varying levels of(More)
Component allocation is an important element of process planning for printed circuit card assembly systems. The component allocation problem directly impacts the productivity and cost of a circuit card assembly system. Many companies have recognized the importance of component allocation and have started to develop a better decision process. Also, a few(More)