|International Journal of Computer Applications
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 169 - Number 7
|Year of Publication: 2017
|Authors: Rahmanidoust Mohammad, Zheng Jianguo, Rabiee Meysam
Rahmanidoust Mohammad, Zheng Jianguo, Rabiee Meysam . Simultaneous Considering of Machine Availability Constraint, Sequence Dependent Setup Time and Ready Time in a No-wait Hybrid Flow Shop Scheduling Problem to Minimize Mean Tardiness. International Journal of Computer Applications. 169, 7 ( Jul 2017), 30-37. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017914789
This paper deal with the problem of no-wait hybrid flow shop which sequence dependent setup times, ready time and machine availability constraint. Minimizing the mean tardiness is considered as the objective to develop the optimal scheduling algorithm. To do so, an efficient hybrid imperialist competitive algorithm (HICA) is proposed to tackle this problem. Our proposed algorithm is compared to other solution approaches reported on the literature. For this purpose, we draw an analogy between the results obtained from algorithms applied to some random case study. To achieve reliable results, Taguchi approach is used to define robust parameters' values for our proposed algorithm. The superiority and effectiveness of our proposed algorithm is inferred from all the results obtained in various situations.