Production control in a two-stage system

Hui LI, Liming LIU

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-904
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume174
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Production Control
Production control
Setup Times
Numerical Optimization
Decision Rules
Production Systems
Performance Measures
Markov Model
System Performance
Objective function
Markov model
Setup times
Performance measures
Decision rules
Numerical optimization

Keywords

  • Production control; Random setup time; Serial systems; Optimization

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Production control in a two-stage system. / LI, Hui; LIU, Liming.

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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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