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Sustainable performance oriented operational decision-making of single machine systems with deterministic product arrival time

Liu, ChenGuang, Yang, Jing, Lian, Jie, Li, WenJuan, Evans, Steve, Yin, Yong
Journal of cleaner production 2014 v.85 pp. 318-330
algorithms, carbon, carbon dioxide, decision making, economic factors, emissions, energy, environmental performance, models
In order to achieve industrial sustainability and realize low carbon economy, various measures should be taken to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of production processes without compromising economic factors. In this paper, we study the operational decision-making problem incorporating both economic and environmental performance. We focus on single machine systems with deterministic product arrival time and the First Come First Served processing rule, and emphasize the processing time and consumed energy of the machine when it stays idle and is switched. We formulate a multi-objective optimization model with aims to minimize the total carbon dioxide emissions and the total completion time simultaneously. Considering the properties of our model, a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) is proposed to solve this problem. Several simulation examples and an industrial case are used to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of our proposed model and algorithm. Comparison with a previous algorithm confirms the better performance of our proposed algorithm.