Accession Number:

ADA071139

Title:

Coordination of Production Schedules with Shipping Schedules.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y SCHOOL OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Scheduling logistics operations in a multi-echelon production system requires planning and coordinating production and transportation decisions for all facilities in a system. In this paper we show how these decisions can be made in an actual multi-facility system consisting of a component plant, at which products are produced, and a set of destinations, at which the end product, automobiles, are assembled. An assembly schedule for automobiles is specified in advance for each week in a planning horizon. The component plant is required to produce and ship the correct mix of products to each destination to meet this automobile assembly schedule on time. Our objective is to develop models and an algorithm that can be used to determine what products should be produced on the various productionlines at the component plant during each period either a shift or a week, what portion of a periods production and inventory on-hand at the beginning of a period at the component plant should be loaded into rail cars and shipped to the various destinations, and what portion of a periods production should be held in inventory at the component plant into the next period so as to minimize the appropriate costs subject to constraints on production and shipping. The structure of the problem is examined and is exploited in the proposed algorithm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE