On the Unutilised Capacity in a Production-Storage System
A one-product one-machine production/inventory problem in which the machine is subject to failure, is considered. The product is stored in an inventory of finite capacity. When the machine is operable, it produces at a rate α greater than the demand rate β, until the inventory becomes full and thereafter it produces at the demand rate. This stepping down of the rate of production results in the under-utilisation of the machine. The under-utilisation of the machine and the demand not met are analysed; special cases are considered. Cost analysis is also indicated.
Operations and Supply Chain Management | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Operations Research Letters
PARTHASARATHY, P. R. and MOOSA, Sharafali.
On the Unutilised Capacity in a Production-Storage System. (1987). Operations Research Letters. 6, (5), 233-238. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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