Authors (first author is the speaker)
The nature of the pick and place process directly implies lot of discrete decisions to take. Somehow the machine setup, the sequence of operations on a machine and the distribution of
workload within in the machines in a line have to be defined.
The same holds on the production planning level. The goal of reducing change over times
directly leads to the task of sequencing and clustering products.
In this talk, we focus on the interaction of mathematicians and engineers in the development of
machines and of mathematicians and production planners on the higher planning levels.