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dc.identifier.citationColombo, C. (2007). Kanban scheduling system (Bachelor's dissertation).en_GB
dc.descriptionB.Sc. IT (Hons)(Melit.)en_GB
dc.description.abstractNowadays many manufacturing plants have adopted a demand-driven production control system also known as just-in-time production (JIT). This greatly reduces inventory costs because the buffers between the processes act as a blocking mechanism to indicate when production should stop and when eventually it can continue. One implementation of a JIT system is the Kanban system. Manufacturing in a JIT fashion, we face the challenge of flexibility to respond to changes in the customers' demands, while at the same time remaining cost-effective. This work attempts to introduce automation to the process of kanban scheduling in a manufacturing plant environment with a multi-level part type. The proposed solution is a Memetic Algorithm (MA) which tries to optimize schedules such that they meet the deadlines of customer orders without causing buffer overflows, while at the same time keeping setup time to a minimum and the placing free periods sensibly if these occur. The evaluation shows that this was achieved and the MA gave better results than the manual system currently in use.en_GB
dc.subjectComputer integrated manufacturing systemsen_GB
dc.subjectProduction controlen_GB
dc.subjectGenetic algorithmsen_GB
dc.subjectJust-in-time systemsen_GB
dc.titleKanban scheduling systemen_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Information and Communication Technology. Department of Computer Scienceen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorColombo, Christian (2007)-
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