Thursday Afternoon, October 26

Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: Modeling, Control, Optimization, and Computational Methods

Contemporary manufacturing is undergoing a rapid evolution. Modeling reduces practical manufacturing problems to those that can be analyzed quantitatively and numerically. Designing flexible controllers and optimal scheduling are also critical for the success of the enterprise. In the process of obtaining optimal design, optimization methods are of crucial importance. Owing to the sweeping changes in science and technology, research in mathematical and computational sciences plays an important role in creating and improving technologies and management practices of the manufacturing systems.

In this minisymposium, the speakers will address several current research topics. They will discuss: optimal production and maintenance control of flexible manufacturing systems, hierarchical control approach of these systems, and computational methods.

Organizers: Qing Zhang, University of Georgia and George Yin, Wayne State University

12:30 Optimal Production Flow Control for a Flexible Manufacturing System with Dynamic Routing
Hui Yun and Sherman Bai, University of Florida

1:00 Hierarchical Control of Production and Maintenance Rates in Manufacturing Systems
El-Kebir Boukas and J.P. Keene, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, and A. Gharbi, Ecole de Technologic Superieure, Canada

1:30 Optimal Flow Control in Failure Prone Manufacturing Systems
Jian-Qiang Hu, Boston University

2:00 Optimal Production Planning in a Stochastic Manufacturing Systems with Long-Run Average Cost
Qing Zhang, Organizer; S.P. Sethi and W. Suo, University of Toronto, Canada; and M.I. Taksar, SUNY, Stony Brook

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