The main contribution of this paper is the development of a multi-objective FMS scheduler which is designed to maximally satisfy the desired values of multiple objectives set by the operator. For each production interval, a decision rule for each decision variable is chosen by the FMS scheduler. A competitive neural network is applied to present fast but good decision rules to the operator. A unique feature of the FMS scheduler is that the competitive neural network generates the next decision rules based on the current decision rules, system status and performance measures. A commercial FMS is simulated to prove the effectiveness of the FMS scheduler. The result shows that the FMS scheduler can successfully satisfy multiple objectives.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering