Studies the minimization in flowshops with pallet requirements. Importance of pallets in automated or flexible manufacturing environments; Mounting and dismounting of work pieces; Planning problems involved.

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Keywords automation, flows (differentiable dynamical systems), machinery, manufacturing automation protocol, manufacturing cells, pallets (shipping, storage, etc.)
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Wang, M, Sethi, S, Sriskandarajah, C, & van de Velde, S.L. (1997). Minimizing makespan in flowshops with pallet requirements: computational complexity. I N F O R Journal: information systems and operational research/systemes d'information et recherche operationnelle, 277–285. Retrieved from