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Information Flow and Decision-Making in Production Scheduling

Jeffrey W. Herrmann
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland


Although often studied as an isolated optimization problem, production scheduling in practice is a complex flow of information and decision-making. This paper discusses this perspective and presents ways to represent production scheduling systems. The paper uses a case study of a manufacturing facility to illustrate the concepts.

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