Title

Scheduling Part-Families Under FMS: To Mix or Not to Mix?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2001

Abstract

This paper considers the issue of whether to mix part-types in one or several of the families to be produced in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). For this input control problem in an FMS, we have derived conditions that support the mixing of a part-type, which can share the setup of other part-types, in deterministic environment. The problem is identified as a special economic lot scheduling problem (ELSP), and is formulated as a linear programming problem. Analytical insights are derived by considering the special case with three part-families. The results are illustrated with a numerical example.

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

International Transactions in Operational Research

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

139

Last Page

153

ISSN

0969-6016

Identifier

10.1111/1475-3995.00255

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-3995.00255