Integration of just-in-time production and material handling for an assembly environment

Muhammad F. Anwar, Rakesh Nagi

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Abstract

This paper addresses the integrated problem of scheduling machines and material handling equipment in a manufacturing environment which produces complex assemblies. Given the due-dates of the end items, the objective is to minimize the cumulative lead time of the production schedule (total makespan) and reduce material handling and inventory holding costs. A JIT production strategy is adopted in which all operations are scheduled as late as possible (to reduce WIP costs), but without backlogging end items. The transportation integrated scheduling problem within such an environment has been formulated. An effective heuristic is developed that simultaneously schedules production and material handling operations by exploiting the critical path of an operations network to minimize the makespan as well as material handling and inventory holding costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages281-286
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: May 18 1996May 20 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA
Period5/18/965/20/96

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  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Anwar, M. F., & Nagi, R. (1996). Integration of just-in-time production and material handling for an assembly environment. 281-286. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA, .