versión impresa ISSN 1794-1237
VELEZ, Mario César y MONTOYA, José Alejandro. METAHEURÍSTICOS: UNA ALTERNATIVA PARA LA SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS COMBINATORIOS EN ADMINISTRACIÓN DE OPERACIONES. Rev.EIA.Esc.Ing.Antioq [online]. 2007, n.8, pp. 99-115. ISSN 1794-1237.
The scarce diffusion given to the newest techniques for solving complex operations management problems has as a direct consequence that companies lose opportunities to operate at lower costs and higher efficiency. The objective of this article is to introduce and explain the fundamental ideas behind metaheuristics, a solution technique for combinatorial problems that has received the most attention from the academic community in the last few years. In order to illustrate these ideas, an example of a classical combinatorial problem in the sequencing of operations area is presented, and a solution algorithm making use of some of these techniques is proposed.
Palabras llave : Metaheuristics; optimization; operations management.