A hybrid flowshop scheduling model for apparel manufacture

Wai Keung Wong, C. K. Chan, W. H. Ip

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A hybrid flowshop (HFS) problem on the pre-sewing operations and a master production scheduling (MPS) problem of apparel manufacture are solved by a proposed two-tier scheduling model. The first objective of this paper is to plan a MPS for the factory so that the costs are minimized when the production orders are completed before and after the delivery dates required by the customers. The second objective is to minimize the completion time of the pre-sewing operations in the cutting department while the production quantities required by the sewing department at several predetermined times can be fulfilled by the cutting department. Experimentation is conducted and the results show the excellent performance of the proposed scheduling model for the apparel industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Polymers and Plastics


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