Slab losses occurring at the winder because of mismatching lengths of break-free paper, and restrictions on splices, can amount to a significant percentage of production. While deckle trim losses have been studied at length, and computerised systems are available to produce optimal arrangements to minimise side-run, there has been little focus on the problem of sequencing jumbos to minimise slab-losses. This paper presents a mathematical programming analysis of some versions of this problem, and demonstrates how a general purpose optimisation package with customised front-end can be applied to generate good solutions.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
|Event||55th Appita Annual Conference - Hobart, TAS, Australia|
Duration: 30 Apr 2001 → 2 May 2001
|Conference||55th Appita Annual Conference|
|Period||30/04/01 → 2/05/01|