Introduction. Logistics composite modeling. Methodology for integrated manufacturing planning and control systems design. Analysis and management approaches for complex production systems. Loading and scheduling a hybrid multiproduct plant via a rule-based planning system. Production control in flexible flowshops: an example from textile manufacturing. The design and operation of flexible manufacturing shops. Constraint logic and its applications in production: an implementation using the Galileo4 language and system. Scheduling methodology: optimization and compu-search approaches I. Compu-search methodologies II: scheduling using genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks. Production scheduling using FACTOR. Author index. Subject index.
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