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Evaluation of postponement in manufacturing systems with non-negligible changeover times

Wong, Hartanto Wijaya, Wikner, Joakim and Naim, Mohamed Mohamed 2010. Evaluation of postponement in manufacturing systems with non-negligible changeover times. Production Planning & Control 21 (3) , pp. 258-273. 10.1080/09537280903318781

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Abstract

This article aims to examine the cost or benefit implications of employing postponement in the manufacturing environments characterised by non-negligible changeover times incurred when switching production from one product to another. Four manufacturing configurations are distinguished based on the choice of manufacturing technology and on whether or not postponement is employed. Analytical evaluation methods based on queuing models are used to assess operational measures for each configuration and solution algorithms are developed to determine the optimal decisions that may include stocking level, batch size and differentiation point. A numerical experiment is carried out to identify how the system performance is affected by different parameters.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postponement ; Inventory ; Queuing models ; Changeover/setup.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0953-7287
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18207

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