A simulation–optimization model for solving flexible flow shop scheduling problems with rework and transportation
We propose an enhanced multi-objective harmony search (EMOHS) algorithm and a Gaussian mutation to solve the flexible flow shop scheduling problems with sequence-based setup time, transportation time, and probable rework. A constructive heuristic is used to generate the initial solution, and clustering is applied to improve the solution. The proposed algorithm uses response surface methodology to minimize both maximum completion time and mean tardiness, concurrently. We evaluate the efficacy of the proposed algorithm using computational experiments based on five measures of diversity metric, simultaneous rate of achievement for two objectives, mean ideal distance, quality metric, and coverage. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed EMOHS compared with the existing algorithms for solving multi-objective problems.
Gheisariha, Elmira; Tavana, Madjid; Jolai, Fariborz; and Rabiee, Meysam, "A simulation–optimization model for solving flexible flow shop scheduling problems with rework and transportation" (2020). Business Systems and Analytics Faculty Work. 87.