Tactical Shipping and Scheduling at Polaroid with Dual Lead-Times
Author(s)Threatte, Kermit; Graves, Stephen C.
We report on a project with Polaroid Corporation in which we developed a supply chain model to provide decision support for planning production and transportation. Production occurs in Asia to serve world-wide demand. Production planners must determine both the production quantities as well as whether to ship by sea or by air. We develop a model to optimize a static version of this problem and then show how to use this static model in a dynamic setting. We test the model with data from Polaroid and show its effectiveness.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
dual replenishment modes, inventory and transportation planning, supply chain application, supply chain modeling