Hierarchical Production Planning: Tuning Aggregate Planning with Sequencing and Scheduling

  • Hartmut Stadtler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 266)


The first part of the paper describes the production planning problem of a major German food manufacturer and the hierarchical production planning system designed for solving it.

In the second part a major deficiency of Linear Programming models for aggregate planning of batch production is worked out. To remedy the defect the inclusion of ‘effective lot size demand’ within the Linear Programming model is proposed. Numerical results conclude the paper.


Planning Period Safety Stock Initial Inventory Effective Demand Production Planning Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Stadtler
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  1. 1.Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften Institut für UnternehmensforschungUniversität HamburgHamburg 13Germany

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