A heuristic for cyclic stochastic sequencing of tasks on a drum-like storage system

  title={A heuristic for cyclic stochastic sequencing of tasks on a drum-like storage system},
  author={Layek Abdel-Malek and Chi Tang},
  journal={Computers & OR},
Stochastic cyclic sequencing of tasks in auxiliary drum-like storage systems is a frequently encountered problem. It occurs in automats storage and retrieval systems, tool magazines of machining centers, turret lathes, and multi-spindle drill presses. In this paper we model the problem as a quadratic assignment problem and introduce heuristic procedures for sequencing these types of systems. Numerical results show that the developed heuristic procedures yield satisfactory estimates for the… CONTINUE READING

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