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An approach for integration of process planning and schedulingRakesh Kumar Phanden, Ajai Jain* and Rajiv VermaDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India(Received 2 October 2011; final version received 1 April 2012)Process planning and scheduling are the two most important tasks in manufacturing. Traditionally, these tasks areperformed separately and sequentially through process planning and scheduling departments. As functionalintegration is essential to realise the benefits of computer-integrated manufacturing, an approach for integration ofprocess planning and scheduling has been introduced in this paper. The proposed approach can quickly integratethese two functions and be implemented in a company with existing process planning and scheduling departments. Itconsists of four main modules introduced in detail in this paper. They are process plan selection module, schedulingmodule, schedule analysis module and process plan modification module. The performance of the proposedintegration methodology is accessed from mean tardiness and makespan viewpoints as well as compared with thehierarchical approach through case studies. It reveals that proposed integration approach performs better thanhierarchical approach.