Scheduling and Ordering Production Policies in a Limited Capacity Manufacturing System: The Multiple Replenishment Products Case
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CitationBouhia, Soundouss and Frederick H. Abernathy. 2003. Scheduling and ordering production policies in a limited capacity manufacturing system: The multiple replenishment products case. Harvard Center for Textile and Apparel Research Working Papers.
AbstractThis paper formulates production policies to maximize the performance of an apparel manufacturing system that replenishes basic items characterized by a ﬂat average demand. The simulation-based model compares a number of production strategies and chooses an ordering and scheduling policy that increases the overall performance of the supply chain. In doing so, different supplier conﬁgurations (i.e., different capacity resources and cost structures) are compared and the optimal strategy is selected to maximize the supplier’s proﬁt while maintaining a high order ﬁll rate and minimizing the risk of carrying inventory.
The system’s performance is then compared to an upper limit, calculated using Linear Programming.
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