IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

The capacitated lot sizing problem: a review of models and algorithms

  • Karimi, B.
  • Fatemi Ghomi, S. M. T.
  • Wilson, J. M.
Registered author(s):

    Lot sizing is one of the most important and also one of the most difficult problems in production planning. This subject has been studied extensively in the literature. In this article, we consider single-level lot sizing problems, their variants and solution approaches. After introducing factors affecting formulation and the complexity of production planning problems, and introducing different variants of lot sizing and scheduling problems, we discuss single-level lot sizing problems, together with exact and heuristic approaches for their solution. We conclude with some suggestions for future research.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VC4-48TM9NN-2/2/07f9b62f4aaf7dff2c8225d2a521fd86
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Omega.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 5 (October)
    Pages: 365-378

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:31:y:2003:i:5:p:365-378
    Contact details of provider: Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/375/description#description

    Order Information: Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/supportfaq.cws_home/regional
    Web: https://shop.elsevier.com/order?id=375&ref=375_01_ooc_1&version=01

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. M. Florian & J. K. Lenstra & A. H. G. Rinnooy Kan, 1980. "Deterministic Production Planning: Algorithms and Complexity," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 26(7), pages 669-679, July.
    2. Stadtler, Hartmut, 1997. "Reformulations of the shortest route model for dynamic multi-item multi-level capacitated lotsizing," Publications of Darmstadt Technical University, Institute for Business Studies (BWL) 7096, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute for Business Studies (BWL).
    3. Gabriel R. Bitran & Horacio H. Yanasse, 1982. "Computational Complexity of the Capacitated Lot Size Problem," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 28(10), pages 1174-1186, October.
    4. Wolsey, Laurence A., 1995. "Progress with single-item lot-sizing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 86(3), pages 395-401, November.
    5. Lozano, Sebastian & Larraneta, Juan & Onieva, Luis, 1991. "Primal-dual approach to the single level capacitated lot-sizing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 51(3), pages 354-366, April.
    6. Imre Barany & Tony J. Van Roy & Laurence A. Wolsey, 1984. "Strong Formulations for Multi-Item Capacitated Lot Sizing," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 30(10), pages 1255-1261, October.
    7. Selen, W. J. & Heuts, R. M., 1989. "A modified priority index for Gunther's lot-sizing heuristic under capacitated single stage production," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 181-185, July.
    8. Alan S. Manne, 1958. "Programming of Economic Lot Sizes," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 4(2), pages 115-135, January.
    9. Peter J. Billington & John O. McClain & L. Joseph Thomas, 1983. "Mathematical Programming Approaches to Capacity-Constrained MRP Systems: Review, Formulation and Problem Reduction," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 29(10), pages 1126-1141, October.
    10. Hartmut Stadtler, 2000. "Improved Rolling Schedules for the Dynamic Single-Level Lot-Sizing Problem," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 46(2), pages 318-326, February.
    11. Maes, Johan & McClain, John O. & Van Wassenhove, Luk N., 1991. "Multilevel capacitated lotsizing complexity and LP-based heuristics," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 53(2), pages 131-148, July.
    12. William W. Trigeiro & L. Joseph Thomas & John O. McClain, 1989. "Capacitated Lot Sizing with Setup Times," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 35(3), pages 353-366, March.
    13. Fleischmann, B. & Meyr, H., 1997. "The General Lotsizing and Scheduling Problem," Publications of Darmstadt Technical University, Institute for Business Studies (BWL) 36068, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute for Business Studies (BWL).
    14. Chung, Chia-Shin & Flynn, James & Lin, Chien-Hua Mike, 1994. "An effective algorithm for the capacitated single item lot size problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 427-440, June.
    15. Cattrysse, Dirk & Maes, Johan & Van Wassenhove, Luk N., 1990. "Set partitioning and column generation heuristics for capacitated dynamic lotsizing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 38-47, May.
    16. Gaetan Belvaux & Laurence A. Wolsey, 2001. "Modelling Practical Lot-Sizing Problems as Mixed-Integer Programs," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 47(7), pages 993-1007, July.
    17. E. F. Peter Newson, 1975. "Multi-Item Lot Size Scheduling by Heuristic Part I: With Fixed Resources," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 21(10), pages 1186-1193, June.
    18. Armentano, Vinícius A. & França, Paulo M. & de Toledo, Franklina M. B., 1999. "A network flow model for the capacitated lot-sizing problem," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 275-284, April.
    19. Chand, Suresh, 1982. "Lot sizing for products with finite demand horizon and periodic review inventory policy," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 145-148, October.
    20. Drexl, Andreas & Haase, Knut, 1995. "Proportional lotsizing and scheduling," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 73-87, June.
    21. Kirca, Omer & Kokten, Melih, 1994. "A new heuristic approach for the multi-item dynamic lot sizing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 332-341, June.
    22. Millar, Harvey H. & Yang, Minzhu, 1994. "Lagrangian heuristics for the capacitated multi-item lot-sizing problem with backordering," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 1-15, February.
    23. Dong X. Shaw & Albert P. M. Wagelmans, 1998. "An Algorithm for Single-Item Capacitated Economic Lot Sizing with Piecewise Linear Production Costs and General Holding Costs," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 44(6), pages 831-838, June.
    24. Tempelmeier, Horst & Helber, Stefan, 1994. "A heuristic for dynamic multi-item multi-level capacitated lotsizing for general product structures," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 296-311, June.
    25. Harvey M. Wagner & Thomson M. Whitin, 1958. "Dynamic Version of the Economic Lot Size Model," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 5(1), pages 89-96, October.
    26. Potts, Chris N. & Kovalyov, Mikhail Y., 2000. "Scheduling with batching: A review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 120(2), pages 228-249, January.
    27. Ganas, Ioannis S. & Papachristos, Sotirios, 1997. "Analytical evaluation of heuristics performance for the single-level lot-sizing problem for products with constant demand," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 129-139, January.
    28. Wee, Hui-Ming, 1999. "Deteriorating inventory model with quantity discount, pricing and partial backordering," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(1-3), pages 511-518, March.
    29. Gelders, Ludo F. & Van Wassenhove, Luk N., 1981. "Production planning: a review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 101-110, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:31:y:2003:i:5:p:365-378. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.