Integrated production scheduling and process control: A systematic review

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  • ABB Group
  • University of Texas at Austin


Production scheduling and process control have the common aim of identifying (economically) optimal operational decisions, and it is reasonable to expect that significant economic benefits can be derived from their integration. Yet, the scheduling and control fields have evolved quite independently of each other, and efforts aimed at integrating these two decision-making activities are quite recent. In this paper, we review progress made thus far in this direction. We identify key elements of control and scheduling, and carry out a systematic investigation of their use as building blocks for the formulation and solution of the integrated scheduling/control problem. On the basis of our review, we define several necessary directions for future development as well as a complement of promising applications.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-390
Number of pages14
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

    Research areas

  • Integrated scheduling and control, Process control, Production scheduling

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