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Anticipatory production control for roller mills

In this project the scheduling of production lots in a roller mill are analyzed and improved. The production process is characterized by highly volatile processing times and limited possibilities of buffering products between different production steps. A simulation-based optimization approach using variable neighborhood search (VNS) is applied to determine production sequences which minimize total production costs.

Duration: 2007 – 2009

Project consortium:

  • PROFACTOR GmbH (project leader)
  • University of Vienna
  • ABF Industrielle Automation GmbH

Funding organization: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG), Bridge (Project 814323)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder