This is an electronic version of an article published in Production Planning & Control, Volume 2, Issue 3, July 1, 1991, pages 228-241. Production Planning & Control is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537289108919351.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Sema Alptekin was affiliated with the University of Missouri - Rolla. Currently, August 2008, she is Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering and Director of the University Honors Program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo .
This paper evaluates the tardiness performance of a sampling-based adaptive heuristic in a dynamic manufacturing environment. A test bed, following a real world manufacturing system, has been developed. The proposed algorithm has been implemented in this simulated environment. After fine tuning the algorithm, it has been tested in various shop conditions. The results of these simulation studies are summarized.
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