Reactive scheduling in multipurpose batch plants

A. Narayani, Munawar A. Shaik

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Scheduling is an important operation in process industries for improving resource utilization resulting in direct economic benefits. It has a two-fold objective of fulfilling customer orders within the specified time as well as maximizing the plant profit. Unexpected disturbances such as machine breakdown, arrival of rush orders and cancellation of orders affect the schedule of the plant. Reactive scheduling is generation of a new schedule which has minimum deviation from the original schedule in spite of the occurrence of unexpected events in the plant operation. Recently, Shaik & Floudas (2009) proposed a novel unified model for short-term scheduling of multipurpose batch plants using unit-specific event-based continuous time representation. In this paper, we extend the model of Shaik & Floudas (2009) to handle reactive scheduling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Modeling, Optimization, and Computing, ICMOC 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Modeling, Optimization, and Computing, ICMOC 2010 - Durgapur, West Bengal, India
Duration: Oct 28 2010Oct 30 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Conference on Modeling, Optimization, and Computing, ICMOC 2010
CityDurgapur, West Bengal


  • Reactive schedule
  • machine breakdown
  • rush order
  • short term scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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