Title

Deterministic Approximations to Co-Production Problems with Service Constraints and Random Yields

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Abstract

Production planning problems where multiple item categories are produced simultaneously are examined. The items have random yields and are used to satisfy the demands of many products. These products have specification requirements that overlap. An item originally targeted to satisfy the demand of one product may be used to satisfy the demand of other products when it conforms to their specifications. Customers' demand must be satisfied from inventory. The problem is formulated with service constraints and a near-optimal solution is provided to the problem with a fixed planning horizon. Simple heuristics are proposed for the problem solved with a rolling horizon. Some of the heuristics performed very well over a wide range of parameters.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Management Science

Volume

38

Issue

5

First Page

724

Last Page

742

ISSN

0025-1909

Identifier

10.1287/mnsc.38.5.724

Publisher

INFORMS