Printed circuit board scheduling in an openshop manufacturing environment

Çatay, Bülent and Vakharia, Asoo J. and Erengüç, S. Selçuk (2006) Printed circuit board scheduling in an openshop manufacturing environment. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 29 (9-10). pp. 980-989. ISSN 0268-3768 (Print) 1433-3015 (Online)

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Printed circuit boards are used in a myriad of commercial and consumer products in today’s marketplace. In this paper, we address the problem of inserting/placing components on printed circuit boards using automated insertion/placement machines. The motivation to examine this problem stems from joint work with a major electronics manufacturer who not only introduced us to the manufacturing environment but also provided data for testing and validating our component allocation and scheduling methodology. The results of our analysis can be used to trade-off operational savings of reduced cycle times versus tactical costs of reorganizing the equipment on the shop floor. Further, we also are able to develop and validate a three step hierarchical scheduling methodology for use in similar manufacturing environments.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronics manufacturing; openshop scheduling; PCB; printed circuit board manufacturing; surface mount technology
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Bülent Çatay
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007 02:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 09:44

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