Details can be talked after negotiation. But essentials to know at this stage are full-proficiency on industrial engineering, MATLAB, GAMS, Tabu Search, optimization subjects.
Details can be talked after negotiation.
Briefly, mechanism needs to work as shown in attached image. Some (TS algorithm) components of MIP will be executed on MATLAB, then it will send to GAMS to solve the model, then sends back to tabu search, and so on. It will work until the optimal / near optimal solution will be obtained.