Title

On the Unutilised Capacity in a Production-Storage System

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-1987

Abstract

A

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.

Discipline

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

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Operations Research Letters

Volume

6

Issue

5

First Page

233

Last Page

238

ISSN

0167-6377

Identifier

10.1016/0167-6377(87)90054-x

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-6377(87)90054-x