Gestão & Produção
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YANASSE, Horacio Hideki; RODRIGUES, Rita de Cássia Meneses and SENNE, Edson Luiz França. An enumeration algorithm based on partial ordering to solve the minimization of tool switches problem. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.3, pp. 370-381. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X2009000300005.
In the minimization of tool switches problem we seek to determine a sequence to process a set of jobs so that the number of tool switches required is minimized. In this work we propose an algorithm to solve this problem based on partial ordered sequences of jobs. An optimal sequence is obtained expanding the partial sequences enumerated. Computational test results are presented.
Keywords : Minimization of tool switches problem; Partial ordering; Lower bound.