Throughput control and giveaway minimization of a poultry product batcher

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Poultry plants have to operate under challenging deadlines due to recent developments in the industry. They have expressed the need for improved control over their batching process to deal with these changes. In particular, they wish to achieve a target throughput to ensure deadlines are made, while minimizing the giveaway. This paper proposes an algorithm that is capable of controlling such a poultry product batcher, and aims to achieve a target throughput and minimize the giveaway. Using a simulation study we find that
both objectives can be achieved under a wide range of settings using the proposed algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWSC 2019- 2019 Winter Simulation Conference
EditorsN. Mustafee, K.-H.G. Bae, S. Lazarova-Molnar, M. Rabe, C. Szabo, P. Haas, Y.-J. Son
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3283-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019 - National Harbor, MD, USA, National Harbor, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201911 Dec 2019


Conference2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019
Abbreviated titleWSC2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor
Internet address


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