An Ant Colony Optimization algorithm for Flexible Job shop scheduling problem

  title={An Ant Colony Optimization algorithm for Flexible Job shop scheduling problem},
  author={S. G. Ponnambalam and Natarajan Jawahar and B. S. Girish},
Scheduling involves the allocation of resources over a period of time to perform a collection of tasks (Baker, 1974). It is a decision-making process that plays an important role in most manufacturing and service industries (Pinedo, 2005). Scheduling in the context of manufacturing systems refers to the determination of the sequence in which jobs are to be processed over the production stages, followed by the determination of the start-time and finish-time of processing of jobs (Conway et al… CONTINUE READING


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