Optimization group tackles challenges of difficult and large-scale optimization problems. The main areas of interest are:
Production planning and scheduling play an important role in supply chain management. Optimization group deals not only with classical scheduling and planning problems but also with the advanced and recent issues related to Smart Factories and Industry 4.0. A good example is a flexible production assuming alternative production plans where a single product can be produced in several different ways. Even though, this aspect can lead to significant savings in production, the existing MES and ERP systems cannot deal with it. Hence, we design complex optimization algorithms to address the problem.