Finite production rate model with quality assurance, multi-customer and discontinuous deliveries

Yuan Shyi Peter Chiu, Li Wen Lin, Fan Yun Pai, Singa Wang Chiu

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This study is concerned with the replenishment-shipment decision for a multi-customer finite production rate (FPR) model with quality assurance and discontinuous deliveries. We consider that a product is manufactured by a producer and all items are screened for quality control purpose. Nonconforming items will be picked up and categorized as scrap or repairable items. The reworking will be done right after the regular production in each replenishment cycle. After the entire lot is quality assured, multiple shipments will be delivered synchronously to multi-customer in each cycle. Each customer has its own annual product demand, unit stock holding cost, as well as fixed and variable product delivery costs. Mathematical modeling along with Hessian matrix equations is employed to solve the proposed model. A closed-form optimal replenishment-shipment policy for such a specific integrated FPR model is obtained. A numerical example is provided to show the practical applicability of the obtained results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Research and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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