Optimal control of work-in-process inventory of a two-station production line


KOKANGÜL A. , Khaniyev T., Cochran J. K.

OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS & METHODS, vol.31, no.3, pp.201-211, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/oca.896
  • Title of Journal : OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS & METHODS
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-211

Abstract

Most production lines keep a minimal level of inventory stock to save storage costs and buffer space. However, the random nature of processing, breakdown, and repair times can significantly affect the efficiency of a production line and force the stocking of work-in-process inventory. We are interested in the case when starvation and blockage are preferentially avoided.