Methods to estimate the lead time of an order in a flexible flowshop

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Abstract

We consider the problem of estimating lead times of orders that arrive dynamically in a flexible flow shop. When an order arrives, we estimate the time between its arrival and its completion. Good estimation would help improve on-time delivery. Existing estimation methods are mostly designed based on an order's processing time and the shop's inventory status. We improve the accuracy of estimation by developing new methods that further take into account the characteristics of the shop system such as parallelization of queues. We also consider the bottleneck effect, which might largely dominate the waiting time in the system. Results of computational experiments show that the proposed methods outperform existing methods in terms of some accuracy measures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1353-1356
Number of pages4
Volume2016-May
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 19
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2016 Mar 142016 Mar 17

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period16/3/1416/3/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Weng, W., & Fujimura, S. (2016). Methods to estimate the lead time of an order in a flexible flowshop. In Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016 (Vol. 2016-May, pp. 1353-1356). [7474954] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2016.7474954