SUNConferences, 29th Annual Conference of SAIIE

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A REAL-TIME SCHEDULING SYSTEM FOR A SENSORISED JOB SHOP USING CLOUD-BASED SIMULATION WITH MOBILE DEVICE ACCESS
Stephan Snyman, James Bekker, John-Pieter Botha

Last modified: 2018-10-09

Abstract


Scheduling is a challenge that continues to trouble management of the operational phase of the manufacturing life cycle and can be attributed to the complex, dynamic and stochastic nature of a manufacturing system. Computer simulation is often used to assist with scheduling, as it can sufficiently mimic complex, discrete, dynamic, stochastic processes. We propose and develop a prototype real-time simulation scheduling system for a sensorised factory, which is to serve as a decision support tool for real-time rescheduling of machine steps in a job shop.


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