The present work aims to present a model for real time workforce scheduling in assembly lines where the number of operators is less to the number of workstations. The problem is faced developing a two-steps procedure, starting with a centralized scheduling based on a Constraint Optimization Problem (COP) for initial operator scheduling, followed by a decentralized algorithm realized with Multi Agent System (MAS) in case of unforeseen events. In the proposed MAS architecture, Agents represent the operators trying to find local assignments for themselves. The system is validated with a simulation model and implemented with a hardware infrastructure within an U-Shaped assembly line of electromechanical components.

Dynamic workforce allocation in a constrained flow shop with multi-agent system

Savino M;
2014

Abstract

The present work aims to present a model for real time workforce scheduling in assembly lines where the number of operators is less to the number of workstations. The problem is faced developing a two-steps procedure, starting with a centralized scheduling based on a Constraint Optimization Problem (COP) for initial operator scheduling, followed by a decentralized algorithm realized with Multi Agent System (MAS) in case of unforeseen events. In the proposed MAS architecture, Agents represent the operators trying to find local assignments for themselves. The system is validated with a simulation model and implemented with a hardware infrastructure within an U-Shaped assembly line of electromechanical components.
Multi Angent Systems; Workforce Scheduling; Optiimization
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