Production scheduling -- Mathematical models, Hydraulic equipment, Production management, Operations research -- Case studies
In managing factory production there are tradeoffs that can arise in the production scheduling process. Production managers must balance the competing goals of on-time delivery, maximal machine utilization, and costs associated with inventory, work-in-progress, warehousing, and machine setups. The team sought to build a practical implementation of a model to optimize production scheduling by minimizing the setup and warehousing costs, under the constraints of limited available machine time and the requirement that no parts ship past their due date. It was also important to design the tool to be easy to use, and to integrate with existing production management systems already in use.
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Allmond, Julia; Johnson, Robert; and Elliott, Casy, "Production Scheduling Model for SKF Polyseal Factory" (2010). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1069.