THE ECONOMIC LOT AND DELIVERY SCHEDULING PROBLEM: POWERS OF TWO POLICIES

The authors investigate the problem of simultaneously scheduling the final production line of a captive supplier and the delivery of components produced on that line to an assembly facility that uses these components at a constant rate. The supplier incurs a sequence-independent setup cost and/or setup time each time the production line is changed over from one component to another. On the other hand, setup costs and times for the assembly facility are negligible. The authors consider two types of delivery costs: a fixed charge for each delivery, and a fixed-charge-per-truck cost. The authors develop a heuristic procedure to find a cyclic production and delivery schedule with the power-of-two property. Computational results suggest that the heuristic performs well in an absolute sense, and that significant savings can be achieved by using coordinated production and delivery schedules rather than approaches in which they are decided sequentially.

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  • Authors:
    • Hahm, J
    • Yano, C A
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1995 12:00AM