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A Computer Simulation Based Scheduler for Woven Fabric Production
- Guorong Chen,, Harlock, S.C.
- Textile research journal 1999 v.69 no.6 pp. 431-439
- computer simulation, textile fibers, weaving, woven fabrics
- Finding a feasible schedule for assigning hundreds of different fabric orders on hundreds of looms to meet the order due dates and to maximize loom utilization is a diverse and complicated task. Such a scheduling problem is of significance in practice. An attempt is made to develop a computer simulation based scheduling system to cope with this problem. An application trial of this approach by a real weaving mill is also reported.