The online tool switching problem with non-uniform tool size

B. Matzliach, M. Tzur

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The tool switching problem with non-uniform tool sizes is considered in this paper for the first time in a dynamic (online) environment. We develop three heuristics, designed for various assumptions with respect to the randomness of the process; the heuristics are based on the insight and experience that we obtained from the static problem with non- uniform tool sizes. Our computational experiments which examined various test problems with different underlying assumptions indicate that our heuristics are performing well, that is, they are reasonably close to the static solution and perform much better than a random solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3407-3420
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1998


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