Essays on integrated maintenance and production scheduling with stochastic failures and non-resumable jobs
The dissertation is about the integration of the subject areas production scheduling and maintenance planning. In detail, the existence of a special kind of production tasks, which are called non-resumable jobs, is analysed. These jobs are not allowed to be interrupted, because otherwise the product in process would be destroyed and the whole production task has to be started from the beginning. Since the producing machines could be affected by failures, preventive maintenance activities are scheduled between the production tasks. The dissertation explains how to model the underlying problem and how to solve it.