Hierarchical production management : the flow-control layer

Abstract : Production Management is concerned with a class of decisions to be made in a manufacturing firm in order to gear it towards its objective. Since this decision making problem is very large, it must be approached hierarchically. Hierarchical production management systems are characterized by several decision levels operating in a coordinated fashion. Designing such systems means defining the models to be used at each level (entities, objective, horizon), and a coordination procedure. The models studied in this work are devised for the higher levels of a hierarchy ; the production system is represented as a network of subsystems with limited capacity and the objective sought is to minimize the flow time of product families. It is proved that under certain assumptions concerning the inventory holding costs, a very simple algorithm exists to solve this deterministic optimization problem. It is then shown that it is possible to relax this assumption by using dynamic programming but the amount of computations required increases dramatically
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Camille Libosvar. Hierarchical production management : the flow-control layer. Business administration. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1988. English. ⟨NNT : 1988METZ022S⟩. ⟨tel-01775763⟩

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