Accession Number : AD0283507

Title :   RESEARCH ON JOBSHOP-LIKE MODELS

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES NUMERICAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : JACKSON,JAMES R. ; NELSON,ROSSER T. ; GRINDLAY,ANDREW A.

Report Date : 18 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Theoretical bases for solving problems relating to queues and congestion, production delays, and the timely completion of work are developed. The general question of how congestion and production delays depend upon a jobshop's facilities and workload and upon the decision rules which govern its functioning is studied. Tools are provided for dealing with a variety of optimization problems concerned with choosing the jobshop's facilities, influencing the generation of its workload, and designing its operating procedures. The current status of this research is outlined, mentioning some of the most closely related work done by others, and occasionally pointing to potential applications. The presentation is mainly devoted to two areas -- networks of queues, and queues with due-date-like priorities. The earlier studies on programming and combinatorial approaches to production scheduling and sequencing, the comparison of priority schemes by means of simulation, and the empirical characteristics of jobshops are not discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PROBABILITY, THEORY, TIME

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE