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.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 6.Szendrovits, A. Z., On the Optimality of Sub-Batch Sizes for a Multistage EPQ Model-A Rejoinder”, Management Science. Vol. 23 (1975), 334–338.Google Scholar
- 7.Trietsch, D., “Polynomial Transfer Lot Sizing Techniques for Batch Processing on Consecutive Machines”, Report No.: NPS-54-89-011, 1989, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.Google Scholar
- 9.Vickson, R. G. and Alfredsson, B. E., “Two and Three Machine Flow Shop Scheduling Problems with Equal Sized Transfer Batches”, Working Paper, 1989, University of Waterloo, Waterlo, Ontario, Canada.Google Scholar