Production Lot Sizing in a Class of Batch Process Flow Shops
This paper develops a production lot sizing model for a class of batch process flow shops under deterministic conditions. These flow shops are characterized by unit batch transfers between successive work stations, lot-for-lot input item delivery and the possibility of multiple externally procured input items at any work station during the manufacturing process. In formulating the model, the effects of work-in-process inventories resulting from processing at a finite rate at each work center are explicitly taken into account. The concepts developed are illustrated through a simple numerical example.
KeywordsFlow Shop Flexible Manufacturing System Work Center Flow Shop Schedule Problem Total Unit Cost
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