[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The concept of group technology has been successfully applied to many produc-tion systems, including flexible manufacturing systems. In this paper we apply group technology principles to the economic lot scheduling problem, which has been studied for over 40 years. We develop a heuristic algorithm and a hybrid genetic algorithm for the group technology economic lot scheduling problem. Numerical experiments show that the developed algorithms outperform the existing heuristics.
International Journal of Production Research 12/2006; 44:4551-4568. · 1.46 Impact Factor