Process family planning: An optimization-based approach

Roel Leus, Linda L. Zhang, Daniel Kowalczyk

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Abstract

This study is aimed at providing companies with decision support in selecting the most suitable production processes for producing diverse customized products belonging to a family, in attempting to achieve production efficiency while utilizing the available manufacturing resources. One of the measurements of "best suitability" is the similarity of production processes for producing product family members. If the production processes are similar, there will be fewer production changeovers. This, in turn, helps achieve not only efficiency but also product quality. We develop an integer linear formulation for the selection of production routings for each member of a product family, and for the assignment of an execution mode to each operation in each selected routing. We report on computational experiments with an illustrative example instance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages501-505
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-6410-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) - Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Dec 201412 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)
Period9/12/1412/12/14

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