Allocation Problem with Sequencing in Steel Industry

Allocation problems with sequencing side constraints (APSSC) arise as a kernel optimization problem in production planning and operations scheduling in the steel industry. For example, continuous casting of slabs requires that the designed slabs are allocated to cast templates based on grade and associated capacity. However, the group of slabs allocated to a cast also need to be sequenced based on width transition constraints.

The focus of this report is twofold. The first is to visit the literature to study and benchmark some of the current algorithms that have been developed for asymmetric sequencing problems. The second is to study the hot strip mill scheduling problem in the steel industry and develop algorithms that are composed based on some of these kernel optimization functions for asymmetric sequencing.

By: Richa Agarwal; Jayant Kalagnanam; Chandra Reddy

Published in: RC23384 in 2004


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