Delay Optimization in a Multiple AGV SystemHamed Fazlollahtabar* and Mohammad Saidi-Mehrabad
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
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- Hamed Fazlollahtabar
Faculty of Industrial Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology
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Received date: March 20, 2014; Accepted date: May 26, 2014; Published date: June 08, 2014
Citation:Fazlollahtabar H and Saidi-Mehrabad M (2014) Delay Optimization in a Multiple AGV System. Int J Swarm Intel Evol Comput 3:109. doi:
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The objective of this paper is to propose a scheduling problem for multiple automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in a manufacturing system. Considering the due date of AGVs requiring for material handling among shops in a job shop layout, their earliness and tardiness are significant in satisfying the expected cycle time and from an economic view point. Earliness results in AGVs waiting and tardiness causes temporary part storages in the shop floor. Therefore, we design an innovative stream to minimize the penalized earliness and tardiness.