This paper investigates circumstances under which the advantages of focus compensate for the loss of pooling synergy in a make-to-order situation with two machines and an even number of identical product families. The results acquired through simulations show that in situation with large set-ups a small increase of the foreknowledge horizon is sufficient to realize the same utilization rate with focus as with pooling. The conclusion is that set-up time reduces the positive effects of pooling and that focus is attractive in situations with large set-ups. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Tijdschrift||International Journal of Production Economics|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||1-2|
|Status||Published - jul-2007|
|Evenement||13th International Symposium on Inventories - , Hungary|
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