International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management (IJCIM)
In this paper, the authors deal with the real time implementation of a web integrated scheduling support system for a multiproduct manufacturing industry. The industry manufactures a wide variety of products ranging from steam turbines, gas turbines to compressors. The product assembly is quite complex, in particular a typical Bill Of Material (BOM) has more than 50 levels. It is obvious that scheduling of these parts on the available resources and out sourcing is a gigantic task. Currently the task of planning and scheduling is being carried out manually and it is consuming several planning months to come up with a workable rather than an optimal/near-optimal solution.