Product 

Total number and
names 
Stages 

Total number and
names 
Price of product 
$/ton 
Cost per product 
Transition cost 
$/ton 
For all products 
Transition times 
hrs 
For all products 
Total demand 
ton/hrs 

Demand rates 
% 
Percentage of
total demand per product 
Upper Bound of cycle time 
Hrs 

Investment cost coefficients 
$/tons*hrs 
For all products
at stages 
Processing rates 
tons/hrs 
For all products
at stages 
All values of inverse
of conversionare equal to 1.00 (y/n) ? 
f (n)
.Input new values for all
products at stages 
Optimize
sequence of products (y/n) ? 
if (y)
Input initial assignments of products to time
slots 
.Forbidden
assignments of product time slots (y/n) ? 
Sequencing
?constraints (y/n) 
if (n)
.Input at time slots Fixed sequence of products 
Name of the data file
to store the input 
