Multiple-part-type production scheduling for high volume manufacturing (token-based approach)
Author(s)Ng, Sing Hng
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanley B. Gershwin.
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Multiple-part-type production scheduling is a common industrial problem with no generalized solution. In this thesis, a systematic approach is presented to aid in the mentioned production decision making in an actual factory. This strategy involves first generating production targets by optimization followed by a real-time scheduling (token-based) method --- the Control Point Policy. Based on the simulation results, the proposed strategy is able to schedule the production effectively. In addition, it was demonstrated that there was a tradeoff between the amount of inventory and the number of changeovers. Keywords: Multiple-part-type, production scheduling, optimization, token-based Disclaimer: The content of the thesis is modified to protect the real identity of the attachment company. Company name and confidential information are omitted.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 46).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology