There are usually some leftovers (usable pieces of raw material) and scraps (unusable pieces of raw material).generated after the completion of a manufacturing process. These leftovers consist of many different types, materials, styles and sizes so the use of such materials is difficult to manage, resulting in a significant material management problem for manufacturers. This study examines ways to use these leftovers and proposes the application of a genetic algorithm to handle the problem of matching usable leftovers to incoming orders. In order to verify the feasibility of the solution, a decision support system was implemented, based on a genetic algorithm. With lots of experimental results, we conclude this method is thus of considerable value to the managers of manufacturing factories.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems|
|State||Published - 3 May 2016|
- Decision support system (DSS)
- Genetic algorithm (GA)
- Matching problem
- Usable leftovers