Dynamic scheduling is the ability to create an effective schedule based on the current state of a manufacturing factory. I have developed such a scheduler for an injection molding department. The molding department provides the "factory" for which the schedule is created. In order to test my scheduling algorithm, I have developed three modules that form a complete factory model. A user interface allows access to the factory system. A factory database system permits the user to create and maintain the data that is required. The schedule and run module creates a schedule and then, simulates the schedule being run in the factory. The run component also keeps the factory performance data updated in order that subsequent schedules can be calculated based on the current abilities of the factory. The system is implemented on an IBM AT class machine utilizing the C++ language.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Production scheduling--Data processing--Simulation methods; Production management--Data processing--Simulation methods; Injection molding of plastics--Data processing--Simulation methods; CAD/CAM systems--Design and construction

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