Hybrid Algorithms for Service, Computing and Manufacturing Systems: Routing and Scheduling Solutions

Hybrid Algorithms for Service, Computing and Manufacturing Systems: Routing and Scheduling Solutions

Jairo R. Montoya-Torres (Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia), Angel A. Juan (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Luisa Huaccho Huatuco (University of Leeds, UK), Javier Faulin (Public University of Navarre, Spain) and Gloria L. Rodriguez-Verjan (Ecole des mines de Saint-Etienne, France)
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Release Date: August, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 354
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-086-6
ISBN13: 9781613500866|ISBN10: 1613500866|EISBN13: 9781613500873
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In a global, highly competitive environment, organizations face increasing economic pressure and customer demands for more complex products and services. Hybrid algorithms have the potential to play an important role in helping organizations achieve cost reduction and increased product development.

Hybrid Algorithms for Service, Computing and Manufacturing Systems: Routing and Scheduling Solutions explores research developments and applications from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines approaches from operations research, computer science, artificial intelligence, and applied computational mathematics. Contributions cover a range of hybrid algorithm theory and practice as it relates to routing, scheduling, and real-life applications.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Global Bacteria Optimization (GBO)
  • Hybrid Algorithms for Manufacturing Rescheduling
  • Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
  • Routing Solutions for the Service Industry
  • Simulated Annealing (SA)
  • Tabu Search Procedure
  • Territory Alignment Problem
  • Vehicle Routing Models and Algorithms
  • Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows (VRPTW)
Reviews and Testimonials

This book brings excellent contributions to the field of hybrid algorithms, their design, implementation and experimental evaluation. The proposed hybrid approaches tackle fundamental problems in the domain of logistics, industry services, commercial distribution and manufacturing systems.

– Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
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Editor/Author Biographies
JAIRO R. MONTOYA-TORRES is an Associate Professor of Operations Research and Director of the Master program in Operations Management at the School of Economics and Management Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France. He has been Invited Professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, in 2009, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France, in 2011 within the Department OMSI. He has been Guest Editor for the Int. J. of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (published by IGI Global), Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Montoya is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Modelling and Simulation Systems, and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Application. His research interests include scheduling, applied combinatorial optimization, reverse/sustainable logistics, supply chain management under collaborative and sustainable environments, and modeling and simulation of complex industrial and service systems. His webpage is http://jrmontoya.wordpress.com.
Angel A. Juan (ajuanp@gmail.com) is an associate professor of simulation and data analysis in the computer sciences department at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). He is also a lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering (UNED), an MS in information technology (Open University of Catalonia), and an MS in applied computational mathematics (University of Valencia). His research interests include computer simulation, applied data analysis, and mathematical e-learning. He has published several papers in international journals, books, and proceedings regarding these fields. As a researcher, he has been involved in several international research projects.
Luisa Huaccho Huatuco is a Lecturer in Operations & Business Processes at Leeds University Business School. She obtained her doctorate degree from the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. Before that, she completed a M.Sc. degree at the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), The Netherlands. Her research interests include complexity in manufacturing systems, supply chain management and operations management.
Javier Faulin (javier.faulin@unavarra.es) is an associate professor of operations research and statistics at the Public University of Navarre (Spain). He is also a lecturer at the UNED (Pamplona, Spain). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain), a MS in operations management, logistics and transportation from UNED (Madrid, Spain) and an MS in mathematics from the University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). He has extended experience in distance and Web-based teaching at several European universities. His research interests include logistics and simulation modeling and analysis. He has published several papers in international journals, books, and proceedings.
Gloria L. Rodriguez-Verjan graduated with highest honors as industrial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, and obtained her MSc degree in industrial engineering from Ecole Nationale Supériere des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France. She currently working as Research Engineer at a Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer, and working towards a doctoral degree within the Microelectronics Division of Provence (CMP) of Ecole nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Éteinne. She has worked as logistics analyst at P&A Renault, and Demand Manager at Symrise, both enterprises located in Bogotá, Colombia. She has also been part-time lecturer in simulation at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Her research work has been focused on coordination and collaboration issues within the supply chains, simulation of logistics operations in maritime ports, and most recently in optimization and statistical analysis of semiconductor manufacturing operations. Results of her researches have been published in various academic journals and presented in various international conferences.
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  • Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Sana Belmokhtar, Research center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), France
  • Gaston Cedillo, COMIMSA, Mexico
  • Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne, France
  • Scott Grasman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • M. Grazia Speranza, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
  • Patrick Hirsch, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria
  • Carlos A. Méndez, INTEC, Argentina
  • Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Janet Smart, Said Business School University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Andres Weintraub, Universidad de Chile, Chile