A critical analysis of job shop scheduling in context of industry 4.0

Liaqait, R.A., Hamid, S., Warsi, S.S. and Khalid, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5270-6599, 2021. A critical analysis of job shop scheduling in context of industry 4.0. Sustainability, 13 (14): 7684.

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Scheduling plays a pivotal role in the competitiveness of a job shop facility. The traditional job shop scheduling problem (JSSP) is centralized or semi-distributed. With the advent of Industry 4.0, there has been a paradigm shift in the manufacturing industry from traditional scheduling to smart distributed scheduling (SDS). The implementation of Industry 4.0 results in increased flexibility, high product quality, short lead times, and customized production. Smart/intelligent manufacturing is an integral part of Industry 4.0. The intelligent manufacturing approach converts renewable and nonrenewable resources into intelligent objects capable of sensing, working, and acting in a smart environment to achieve effective scheduling. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of centralized and decentralized/distributed JSSP techniques in the context of the Industry 4.0 environment. Firstly, centralized JSSP models and problem-solving methods along with their advantages and limitations are discussed. Secondly, an overview of associated techniques used in the Industry 4.0 environment is presented. The third phase of this paper discusses the transition from traditional job shop scheduling to decentralized JSSP with the aid of the latest research trends in this domain. Finally, this paper highlights futuristic approaches in the JSSP research and application in light of the robustness of JSSP and the current pandemic situation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainability
Creators: Liaqait, R.A., Hamid, S., Warsi, S.S. and Khalid, A.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 9 July 2021
Volume: 13
Number: 14
Rights: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Jul 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 09:42
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43464

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