A heuristic to control integrated multi-product multi-machine production-inventory systems with job shop routings and stochastic arrival, set-up and processing times

P. L.M. Van Nyen, J. W.M. Bertrand, H. P.G. Van Ooijen, N. J. Vandaele

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Abstract

This paper investigates a multi-product multi-machine production-inventory system, characterized by job shop routings and stochastic demand interarrival times, set-up times and processing times. The inventory points and the production system are controlled integrally by a centralized decision maker. We present a heuristic that minimizes the relevant costs by making near-optimal production and inventory control decisions while target customer service levels are satisfied. The heuristic is tested in an extensive simulation study and the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStochastic Modeling of Manufacturing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Design, Performance Evaluation, and Control Issues
EditorsG. Liberopulos, C.T. Papadopoulos, B. Tan, J. MacGregor Smith, S.B. Gershwin
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages253-288
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)3540265791, 9783540265795
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Inventory control
  • Performance analysis
  • Production control
  • Production-inventory system
  • Queueing network analyser

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