A Computer-Aided System for Job-Shop Flow Time and Due–Date Prediction
: One of the key challenges confronting a production system is the accurate prediction of flow time (completion time) and due date of jobs coming into the job-shop. The inaccuracy in the determination of flow time and due date could lead to problems of dead line misses, high holding cost for waiting jobs and/or completed jobs, technical and cost inefficiency; and customer dissatisfaction, among others. In this paper, a Computer-Aided System which is based on an empirical model for predicting job-shop flow time and due-date was developed. The Computer-Aided System makes use of historical production data and other peculiar in-house factors of an organization. The Computer-Aided System was tested with real life job-shop data in order to test its efficiency and it was found to be efficient in predicting flow time and due date of jobs.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
B.O. Akinnuli et al., "A Computer-Aided System for Job-Shop Flow Time and Due–Date Prediction", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 367, pp. 639-645, 2012