Decentralized scheduling algorithm to improve the rate of production without increasing the stocks of intermediates

Kazuhiro Takeda, Daisuke Shiigi, Yoshifumi Tsuge, Hisayoshi Matsuyama

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Abstract

In a factory with a multi-stage production system, push-type scheduling methods can hardly improve the production rate without increasing the stocks of intermediates. For products whose specifications are known before their orders, a pull-type scheduling method named Kanban system has been developed, and has succeeded to improve the production rate without increasing the stocks of intermediates. The Kanban system, however, is not applicable to custom-made products whose specifications are not known before their orders. In this paper, a "Virtual Kanban (VK) system" is presented as a pull-type scheduling method which is applicable to custom-made products, and its usefulness is demonstrated by simulation of an application specific integrated circuit manufacturing facility.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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