Minimizing makespan with multiple-orders-per-job in a two-machine flowshop

@article{Laub2007MinimizingMW,
  title={Minimizing makespan with multiple-orders-per-job in a two-machine flowshop},
  author={Jeffrey D. Laub and John W. Fowler and Ahmet B. Keha},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={182},
  pages={63-79}
}
New semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities use Front Opening Unified Pods (FOUPs) as a common unit of wafer transfer. Since the number of pods is limited due to high costs, and the increase in wafer size to 300-mm reduces the number of wafers required for a customer order, combining multiple orders into a single job is a necessity for efficient production. We investigate the multiple orders per job scheduling problem in the context of a 2-machine flowshop. A lower bound for the makespan… CONTINUE READING

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