Graham Kendall
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Professor Graham Kendall

Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.

He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd. and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS).

He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers. He is an Associate Editor of 10 journals and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

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I am the chair of the MISTA (Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications)
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I have published some papers on timetabling.
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Graham Kendall: Details of Requested Publication


Citation

Ayob, M and Kendall, G A survey of surface mount device placement machine optimisation: Machine classification. European Journal of Operational Research, 186 (3): 893-914, 2008.


Abstract

The optimisation of a printed circuit board assembly line is mainly influenced by the constraints of the surface mount device (SMD) placement machine and the characteristics of the production environment. This paper surveys the characteristics of the various machine technologies and classifies them into five categories (dual-delivery, multi-station, turret-type, multi-head and sequential pick-and-place), based on their specifications and operational methods. Using this classification, we associate the machine technologies with heuristic methods and discuss the scheduling issues of each category of machine. We see the main contribution of this work as providing a classification for SMD placement machines and to survey the heuristics that have been used on different machines. We hope that this will guide other researchers so that they can subsequently use the classification or heuristics, or even design new heuristics that are more appropriate to the machine under consideration.


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2014 (2.358), 2013 (1.843), 2012 (2.038), 2011 (1.815), 2010 (2.158), 2009 (2.093), 2008 (1.627), 2007 (1.096), 2006 (0.918), 2005 (0.824), 2004 (0.828), 2003 (0.605), 2002 (0.553), 2001 (0.494), 2000 (0.490)

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Bibtex

@ARTICLE{ak2008, author = {M. Ayob and G. Kendall},
title = {A survey of surface mount device placement machine optimisation: Machine classification},
journal = {European Journal of Operational Research},
year = {2008},
volume = {186},
pages = {893--914},
number = {3},
month = {May 2008},
abstract = {The optimisation of a printed circuit board assembly line is mainly influenced by the constraints of the surface mount device (SMD) placement machine and the characteristics of the production environment. This paper surveys the characteristics of the various machine technologies and classifies them into five categories (dual-delivery, multi-station, turret-type, multi-head and sequential pick-and-place), based on their specifications and operational methods. Using this classification, we associate the machine technologies with heuristic methods and discuss the scheduling issues of each category of machine. We see the main contribution of this work as providing a classification for SMD placement machines and to survey the heuristics that have been used on different machines. We hope that this will guide other researchers so that they can subsequently use the classification or heuristics, or even design new heuristics that are more appropriate to the machine under consideration.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ejor.2007.03.042},
issn = {0377-2217},
keywords = {Scheduling, Printed circuit board assembly, Component placement sequencing, Feeder setup, Heuristic},
owner = {gxk},
timestamp = {2010.02.22},
webpdf = {http://www.graham-kendall.com/papers/ak2008.pdf} }