Control methods for dynamic time-based manufacturing under customized product lead times

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Abstract

For manufacturers, the integration of high performance manufacturing with customer-oriented practices plays an important role in improving the performance of their business system. The benefits from such integration can only be maximized when the two parts are designed to work cooperatively. Though previous research has contributed much to manufacturing control algorithms and customer service practices, there has been little consideration of the two parts as a whole; consequently, the methods proposed may not be well supported by the other practices adopted in the system. This study develops production control methods that support a customer-oriented lead time policy, and aims to increase the performance of both manufacturing and customer service. The control methods are proposed for hybrid flow shops handling orders arriving dynamically. Computer simulations are conducted on a large number of problem instances, and the results show that the designed distributed feedback and decision-making functions enable the proposed methods to significantly outperform existing methods in achieving just-in-time (JIT) job completion under customized product lead times. Even taking into account the possible tradeoff between JIT job completion and flow time length, the proposed methods still deliver competitive performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-96
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume218
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

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Manufacturing
Customers
Production control
Decision making
Feedback
Production Control
Flow Shop
Flow Time
Computer simulation
Completion Time
Control Algorithm
Completion
Lead time
Industry
Computer Simulation
High Performance
Trade-offs
Decision Making
Just-in-time
Customer service

Keywords

  • Customer order flexibility
  • Distributed control
  • Dynamic scheduling
  • Hybrid flow shop
  • Time-based manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management

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Control methods for dynamic time-based manufacturing under customized product lead times. / Weng, Wei; Fujimura, Shigeru.

In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 218, No. 1, 01.04.2012, p. 86-96.

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