Integration of inductive learning and neural networks for multi-objective FMS scheduling

C. O. Kim, H. S. Min, Y. Yih

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In this paper, we propose an integrated approach of inductive learning and competitive neural networks for developing multi-objective flexible manufacturing system (FMS) schedulers. Simulation and competitive neural networks are applied sequentially to extract a set of classified training data which is used to create a compact set of scheduling rules through inductive learning. The FMS scheduler can assist the operator to make decisions in real time, while satisfying multiple objectives desired by the operator. A simulation-based experiment is performed to evaluate the performance of the resulting scheduler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2509
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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