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Application of A Multi-Criteria Simulation Optimization Based DSS

ali azadeh, farid ghaderi, azadeh dabbaghi and mariam dehghan

Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007 (SCSC 2007)
San Diego, California (USA), July 15-18, 2007


In this study we propose a decision support system for a textile dyeing, printing and finishing workshop. The proposed simulation model itself enables managers to find a schedule of jobs on machines (given a defined combination of decision parameters) which provides the smallest completion time of jobs. We integrate the simulation model, design of experiment and a Goal Programming model in which the significance is to optimize two main objectives of managers: minimizing Makespan and Total tardiness of jobs. Furthermore In this optimization process we develop a regression metamodel including qualitative factors as well as quantitative decision variables. Although we illustrate the performance of the proposed DSS by its application in a small case, this general procedure has this advantage to be applicable in large scale problems.

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