Real-time Shop Floor Production Planning and Optimization under Uncertainty

Project status: Current

Thrust area: Design Optimization

Research team: Guiping Hu

Fabrication and assembly factories are challenged with fabricating and assembling products in asplanned manner today. Environmental uncertainties set by demands from the market and supply uncertainty in combination with internal stochastic variables, for instance, machine break downs, fixture shortage, and variations in operation yield form the working environment. Therefore, manufacturers are forced to adapt to constantly changing production line, parts availability, machine and operator schedule, and market demands.