Cutting stock problems and solution procedures. (English) Zbl 0736.90062

Summary: This paper discusses some of the basic formulation issues and solution procedures for solving one- and two-dimensional cutting stock problems. Linear programming, sequential heuristic and hybrid solution procedures are described. For two-dimensional cutting stock problems with rectangular shapes, we also propose an approach for solving large problems with limits on the number of times an ordered size may appear in a pattern.


90C27 Combinatorial optimization
90B30 Production models
90C05 Linear programming
90-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
90-08 Computational methods for problems pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
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