Scheduling Topics

We solve machine scheduling problems using different methods. Problem objectives include minimizing makespan, the number of tardy jobs, and total weighted tardiness as well as multi-objective scheduling. Problem specifications include parallel machines, batch-processing and sequence dependent setups.

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Selected Publications

  1. Nitin Srinath (presenter), Ibrahim Ozan Yilmazlar (presenter), Mary E. Kurz, Kevin M. Taaffe, “Scheduling Jobs with Sequence-dependent Setup Times and Conflicting Performance Measures”, IISE Annual Meeting 2020, Virtual November 1-3, 2020.
  2. Nitin Srinath (presenter), Ibrahim Ozan Yilmazlar (presenter), Mary E. Kurz, Kevin M. Taaffe, “An Implementable Industry-driven Scheduling System for Parallel Machines”, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020, Virtual November 11, 2020.
  3. Wang, S., Kurz, M.E., Mason, S.J. and Rashidi, E., 2019, “Two-Stage Hybrid Flow Shop Batching and Lot Streaming with Variable Sublots and Sequence-Dependent Setups”, International Journal of Production Research, 57(22), 6893-6907. [PDF]
  4. Madathil, S.C., Mason, S.J., Kurz, M.E., July 2018, “On Scheduling a Photolithography Area Containing Cluster Tools”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 121, 177-188. [PDF] [Online Article]
  5. Kurz, M.B., S. Badrinayaranan (presenter), “Minimizing Makespan and Number of Tardy Jobs on a Flexible Flowshop with Unrelated Machines”, INFORMS 2010 Conference, Austin, TX.
  6. Cakici, E., M.B. Kurz (presenter), S. Mason, “Integrated Production and Distribution Scheduling with Multiple Objectives”, Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2010, Cancun, Mexico (CD-ROM).
  7. Kurz, Mary E. and Scott J. Mason. “Minimizing total weighted tardiness on a batch-processing machine with incompatible job families and job ready times.” International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 46, No. 1, January 2008, 131-151. [PDF] [Online Article]
  8. Kurz, Mary E. (presenter), Letitia Pohl, Scott Mason, John Fowler, Michelle Pfund. “Multi-objective Semiconductor Manufacturing Scheduling” November 7, 2007. INFORMS 2007 Conference, Seattle WA.
  9. Mason, S.J., Kurz, M.E., Pfund, M.E., Fowler, J.W., and Pohl, L.M. “Multi-Objective Semiconductor Manufacturing Scheduling: A Random Keys Implementation of NSGA-II.” Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling, 159-164 [Online Article]
  10. Mason, S.J., Kurz, M.E., Pohl, L.M., Fowler, J.W., Pfund, M.E., 2007, “Random keys implementation of NSGA-II for semiconductor manufacturing scheduling”, International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing, 2(3).
  11. Haral, U., R-W Chen, W. Ferrell, Jr., M. Kurz. “Multiobjective single machine scheduling with nontraditional requirements.” International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 106, No. 2, April 2007, 574-584. [PDF] [Online Article]
  12. Tangudu, Sarat and Mary E. Kurz. “A branch and bound algorithm to minimize total weighted tardiness on a parallel-batch processing machine with ready times and incompatible job families.” Production Planning and Control. Vol. 17, No. 7, October 2006, 728-741. [PDF] [Online Article]
  13. Randall, Robert and Mary E. Kurz. “A Genetic Algorithm for the Earliness/Tardiness Flow Shop Scheduling Problem.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2006, Orlando FL (CD-ROM).
  14. Randall, Patricia and Mary E. Kurz. “Serial Batch Scheduling using an Adaptive Crossover Selection Genetic Algorithm.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2006, Orlando FL (CD-ROM).
  15. Kurz, Mary E. (presenter), Srinivas Anandan and Sarah Canterbury. “Extensions of Genetic Algorithms Demonstrated in Scheduling Problems.” November 15, 2005. INFORMS 2005 Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  16. Randall, Robert (presenter), Mary E. Kurz . “Genetic Algorithm to Minimize Earliness and Tardiness of Outbound Trains in a Rail Yard.” November 13, 2005. INFORMS 2005 Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  17. Randall, Robert and Mary E Kurz. “A MIP Model to Improve Locomotive Engineers Schedules.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2005, Atlanta GA (CD-ROM).
  18. Kurz, M.E. and Canterbury, S. “Minimizing total flowtime and maximum earliness on a single machine using multiple measures of fitness,” Proceedings of the 2005 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2005), 803-809.
  19. Kunadilok, Jakrawarn and Mary E Kurz. “Scheduling Flexible Mixed Shops with Multiple Processing Restrictions by Mixed Integer Programming.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2005, Atlanta GA (CD-ROM).
  20. Randall, Patricia and Mary E Kurz. “Scheduling Unrelated Parallel Machines using a Random Keys Genetic Algorithm.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2005, Atlanta GA (CD-ROM).
  21. Randall, Patricia (presenter), Mary E. Kurz. “A Genetic Algorithm for Serial Batching on Unrelated Parallel Machines with Sequence-Dependent Setups.” October 27, 2004. INFORMS 2004 Conference, Denver CO.
  22. Haral, Uday (presenter), William G. Ferrell, Jr, Mary E. Kurz. “Random Keys Genetic Algorithms Applied to Dynamic Multiobjective Scheduling Problem.” October 21, 2003. INFORMS 2003 Conference, Atlanta GA.
  23. Tangudu, Sarat and Mary E Kurz. “Branch-and-bound for a single parallel-batch processing machine.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2004, Houston TX (CD-ROM – Extended Abstract).
  24. Haral, U., R-W Chen, W. Ferrell, Jr., M. Kurz. “On single machine, multicriteria scheduling with nontraditional objectives and constraints.” Proceedings of the 13th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Igls, Austria. (2004).
  25. Randall, Robert and Mary E Kurz. “Railyard Scheduling to Improve Locomotive Engineer Schedules.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2004, Houston TX (CD-ROM – Extended Abstract).
  26. Randall, Patricia and Mary E Kurz. “Serial Batch Scheduling on Unrelated Parallel Machines with Sequence-Dependent Setups.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2004, Houston TX (CD-ROM).
  27. Rangsaritratsamee, R., W. Ferrell Jr., and M. Kurz. “Dynamic rescheduling using a bicriteria objective with genetic local search”. Computers and Industrial Engineering. Vol. 46, No. 1, March 2004, 1-15.
  28. Kurz, Mary E. (presenter). “Using Genetic Algorithms to Minimize Total Weighted Tardiness on Parallel Batch-Processing Machines.” December 5, 2002. Mathematical Sciences Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Clemson SC.
  29. Randall, Patricia (presenter), Mary E. Kurz. “Batch Scheduling on Unrelated Die Stamping Machines with Sequence-Dependent Setups.” October 21, 2003. INFORMS 2003 Conference, Atlanta GA.
  30. Randall, Robert (presenter), Mary E. Kurz, June J. Pilcher. “The Need for a Model of Rail Operations to Improve Engineer Schedules.” October 20, 2003. INFORMS 2003 Conference, Atlanta GA.
  31. Kurz, Mary E. and William G. Ferrell, Jr. “Applying a Random Keys Genetic Algorithm to Bicriteria Single Machine Scheduling.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2003, Portland OR (CD-ROM).
  32. Koppuraviuri, V., W.G. Ferrell, Jr., and M.E. Kurz. “Multiobjective Scheduling with Nonregular Objectives.” Proceedings of the 31 st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA (http://www.umoncton.ca/cie/Conferences/31thconf/31stICCIE/Papers/p89.pdf).
  33. Kurz, Mary E. “On the Structure of Optimal Schedules for Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness on Parallel, Batch-Processing Machines.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2003, Portland OR (CD-ROM).
  34. Kurz, Mary E. and Ronald G. Askin. “Heuristic scheduling of parallel machines with sequence-dependent setup times.” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 39, No. 16, November 2001, 3747-3769. [PDF] [Online Article]
  35. Askin, Ronald G. and Mary E. Kurz. “Strategies for Scheduling Flexible Flow Lines with Sequence Dependent Setups and Parallel Machines.” July 30, 2001. International Conference on Production Research, Prague, Czech Republic.
  36. Kurz, Mary E. and Ronald G. Askin. “Scheduling Flexible Flow Lines with Sequence-dependent Setup Times.” Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings 2001, Dallas TX (CD-ROM).
  37. Kurz, Mary E. (presenter) and Ronald G. Askin. “Parallel Machine Scheduling with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times.” November 8, 1999. INFORMS Fall 1999 Conference, Philadelphia PA.