Title

Production control in a two-stage system

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

European Journal of Operational Research

Publication Date

2006

Volume

174

Issue

2

First Page

887

Last Page

904

Keywords

Production control; Random setup time; Serial systems; Optimization

Abstract

Consider a two-stage production system with a significant setup time at the upstream station. A threshold production control rule is used at the upstream station, with an objective of minimizing the work-in-process level while maintaining a required busy probability at the downstream station. To characterize the system performance under this rule, a Markov model is constructed and from which the analytical performance measures are obtained. The objective function for the decision rule is found to have good analytical properties and numerical optimization can thus be performed using a simple algorithm.

DOI

10.1016/j.ejor.2005.03.036

Print ISSN

03772217

E-ISSN

18726860

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Copyright © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Li, H., & Liu, L. (2006). Production control in a two-stage system. European Journal of Operational Research, 174(2), 887-904. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.03.036