A fuzzy-neural fluctuation smoothing rule is proposed in this study to improve the performance of scheduling jobs with various priorities in a semiconductor manufacturing factory. The fuzzy-neural fluctuation smoothing rule is modified from the well-known fluctuation smoothing rule by improving the accuracy of estimating the remaining cycle time of a job, which is done by applying Chen's fuzzy-neural approach with multiple buckets. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, production simulation is also applied in this study. According to experimental results, incorporating a more accurate remaining cycle time estimation mechanism did improve the scheduling performance especially in reducing the average cycle times. Besides, the fuzzy-neural fluctuation smoothing rule was also shown to be a Pareto optimal solution for scheduling jobs with various priorities in a semiconductor manufacturing factory.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowlege-Based Systems|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2009|
- Femaining cycle time
- Fluctuation smoothing
- Semiconductor manufacturing