The Cutting Stock Problem (CSP) has been deeply investigated by computer science and mathematics because it has a wide field of applications in the real world, most commonly used in industrial processes such as the Architectural Aluminium, Glass, Glazing and Manufacturing Industries.
This Cutting Stock Problem (CSP) tries to find the optimal plan to assign constrained resources to satisfy a demand in the most efficient way (optimal) having a measure of that efficiency (objective function). It is a classic optimization problem, and its complete analytical solution is not trivial, it is also based on complex mathematical developments.
As previously mentioned the Cutting Stock Problem (CSP) has known analytical solutions (integer linear programming), nevertheless the analytical solution cannot always be reached to solve real problems in real time, due to the complexity of calculations involved growing exponentially with the quantity of variables (data) in the problem. Usually this known analytical solution is only applied to cases that involve small quantities of variables (small cutting requirements)
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