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Integrating scheduling with batching and lot-sizing

Author: Van Wassenhove, Luk N. ; Potts, Christopher N.INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementIn: Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 43, no. 5, 1992 Language: EnglishDescription: p. 395-406.Type of document: INSEAD ArticleNote: Please ask the Library for this articleAbstract: In many practical situations, batching of similar jobs to avoid set-ups is performed whilst constructing a schedule. On the other hand, each job may consist of many identical items. Splitting a job often results in improved customer service or in reduced throughput time. Thus, implicit in determining a schedule is a lot-sizing decision which specifies how a job is to be split. This paper proposes a general model which combines batching and lot-sizing decisions with scheduling. A review of research on this type of model is given. Some important open problems for which furher research is required are also highlighted
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In many practical situations, batching of similar jobs to avoid set-ups is performed whilst constructing a schedule. On the other hand, each job may consist of many identical items. Splitting a job often results in improved customer service or in reduced throughput time. Thus, implicit in determining a schedule is a lot-sizing decision which specifies how a job is to be split. This paper proposes a general model which combines batching and lot-sizing decisions with scheduling. A review of research on this type of model is given. Some important open problems for which furher research is required are also highlighted

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