Heuristic Optimization Using Computer Simulation: A Study of Staffing Levels in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Laboratory

@inproceedings{Brady1998HeuristicOU,
  title={Heuristic Optimization Using Computer Simulation: A Study of Staffing Levels in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Laboratory},
  author={Tom Brady and Benard McGarvey},
  booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference},
  year={1998}
}
This paper summarizes the results of the integration of four heuristic optimization techniques and a computer simulation model. In this project, our goal is to optimize the operating performance of a pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory in which a small set of operators service a larger set of testing machines. The combinatorial complexity of the operator/test machine set along with the inherent non-linearity, variability, and stochastic nature of pharmaceutical manufacturing make this… CONTINUE READING