A heuristic for lot-sizing in multi-stage systems

França, P. M., Armentano, V. A., Berretta, R. E. and Clark, A. (1997) A heuristic for lot-sizing in multi-stage systems. Computers and Operations Research, 24 (9). pp. 861-874. ISSN 0305-0548 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/7380

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-0548(96)00097-4


This article considers the lot-sizing problem in multi-stage production settings with capacity-constrained resources. This problem deals with the determination of a production plan for the end item and its components in order to meet the forecast demand in each period of a planning horizon. The production plan should minimize the sum of production, setup and inventory costs. A heuristic method build upon a formulation of the problem in terms of echelon stock is developed. Computational results are reported and the solutions' quality is evaluated through Lagrangean lower bounds.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lot sizing, multi-stage production systems, heuristics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:7380
Deposited By: Dr A. Clark
Deposited On:02 Nov 2010 14:06
Last Modified:16 Nov 2016 00:33

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