A practical computerised approach to minimising (winder) slab loss

R. E. Johnston, Enes Sadinlija

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages365-371
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Event55th Appita Annual Conference - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 30 Apr 20012 May 2001

Conference

Conference55th Appita Annual Conference
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period30/04/012/05/01

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Johnston, R. E., & Sadinlija, E. (2001). A practical computerised approach to minimising (winder) slab loss. 365-371. Paper presented at 55th Appita Annual Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia.