The contribution of focus in collaborative planning for make-to-order production situation with large set-up times

T. van der Vaart, J. Wijngaard

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)436-443
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Production Economics
Nummer van het tijdschrift1-2
StatusPublished - jul-2007
Evenement13th International Symposium on Inventories - , Hungary
Duur: 1-aug-2004 → …

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