A Study of Production Smoothing in a Job Shop Environment
We consider the problem of smoothing production in a job shop in which all production is to customer order and the demand process is a stationary stochastic process. We present an approach to production smoothing based on the concept of a planning window. A planning window is the difference between the promised delivery time and the planned production time for a product. It represents the degree of flexibility available for planning the production of committed orders. We characterize the production smoothing benefits for a range of planning windows by means of an approximate analytic model and a simulation study. These analyses show that substantial smoothing benefits result from small changes in the length of the planning window. We discuss the implementation of the production smoothing approach and illustrate this implementation with an industrial case study that was the motivation for this work.
Volume (Year): 30 (1984)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.informs.org/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:30:y:1984:i:3:p:368-380. 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: (Mirko Janc)
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.