emmanuel sohier MCS-2006:05, pp. 50. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2006.
In this thesis, and complex real world problem, a sequence dependent scheduling of different
product orders on a number of lines is addressed. Changeover costs occur between product
orders belonging to different product groups. The operational research cycle is employed exploring
different optimization techniques as mathematical modelling and heuristic approaches. The
identification, implementation and demonstration of the techniques are supported with numerical
results from experiments. One combination of different solution techniques is put forward.
Some suggestions are done for reducing cost and increasing productivity.