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Optimal Control Theory: Applications to Management Science and Economics
Preface to First Edition.- Preface to Second Edition.- What is Optimal Control Theory?.- The Maximum Principle: Continuous Time.- The Maximum Principle: Mixed Inequality Constraints.- The MaximumExpand
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Classification of flexible manufacturing systems
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A FLEXIBLE Manufacturing System (FMS) is an integrated, computer-controlled complex of automated material handling devices and numerically controlled (NC) machine tools that can simultaneously process medium-sized volumes of a variety of part types. Expand
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Deterministic and Stochastic Optimization of a Dynamic Advertising Model
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This paper considers a variation of the Vidale-Wolfe advertising model for which the maximum value of the objective function and the form of the optimal feedback advertising control are identical in both a deterministic and a stochastic environment. Expand
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Sequencing of parts and robot moves in a robotic cell
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In this paper, we deal with the problem of sequencing parts and robot moves in a robotic cell where the robot is used to feed machines in the cell. Expand
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Sequencing of Parts and Robot Moves in a Robotic Cell
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In this paper, we deal with the problem of sequencing parts and robot moves in a robotic cell where the robot is used to feed machines in the cell. Expand
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Hierarchical Decision Making in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems
Most manufacturing systems are large, complex, and subject to uncertainty. Obtaining exact feedback policies to run these systems is nearly impossible, both theoretically and computationally. It is aExpand
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A Note on "Level Schedules for Mixed-Model Assembly Lines in Just-in-Time Production Systems"
This note formulates an assignment problem for obtaining optimal level schedules for mixed-model assembly lines in JIT production systems. The problem was formulated as a quadratic integerExpand
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Minimizing Makespan in a Class of Reentrant Shops
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We study the problem of scheduling a chain-reentrant shop, in which each job goes for its processing first to a machine called the primary machine, then to a number of other machines in a fixed sequence, and finally back to the primarymachine for its last operation. Expand
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Optimal Financing of a Corporation Subject to Random Returns
We consider the problem of finding an optimal financing mix of retained earnings and external equity for maximizing the value of a corporation in a stochastic environment. We formulate the problem asExpand
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Stochastic Production Planning with Production Constraints
This paper considers an infinite horizon stochastic production planning problem with the constraint that production rate must be nonnegative. It is shown that an optimal feedback solution exists forExpand
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