Zhao-jun Xu, Zhong Zheng, and Xiao-qiang Gao, Operation optimization of the steel manufacturing process: A brief review, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 28(2021), No. 8, pp. 1274-1287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-021-2273-7
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Zhao-jun Xu, Zhong Zheng, and Xiao-qiang Gao, Operation optimization of the steel manufacturing process: A brief review, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 28(2021), No. 8, pp. 1274-1287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-021-2273-7
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Operation optimization of the steel manufacturing process: A brief review

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    Zhong Zheng    E-mail: zhengzh@cqu.edu.cn

  • Received: 6 August 2020Revised: 25 February 2021Accepted: 26 February 2021Available online: 27 February 2021
  • Against the realistic background of excess production capacity, product structure imbalance, and high material and energy consumption in steel enterprises, the implementation of operation optimization for the steel manufacturing process is essential to reduce the production cost, increase the production or energy efficiency, and improve production management. In this study, the operation optimization problem of the steel manufacturing process, which needed to go through a complex production organization from customers’ orders to workshop production, was analyzed. The existing research on the operation optimization techniques, including process simulation, production planning, production scheduling, interface scheduling, and scheduling of auxiliary equipment, was reviewed. The literature review reveals that, although considerable research has been conducted to optimize the operation of steel production, these techniques are usually independent and unsystematic. Therefore, the future work related to operation optimization of the steel manufacturing process based on the integration of multi technologies and the intersection of multi disciplines were summarized.
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