The Canadian textile industry has had to review its business processes and acquire cutting-edge technology in order to offer its customers personalized products that rival the supply of countries with low labour costs. However, effectively planning the production of a comprehensive range of products remains a real challenge, which is why this research aims to provide a set of tools allowing decision support for the planning, scheduling and production management of textile solutions.
Planning is carried out first by taking into account the types of machines, resources, production orders and the capacity of the production system. Each production order is assigned to a loom. Then, the scheduling is carried out using an algorithm making it possible to place in an orderly manner the various production orders already assigned to the looms.