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

K. Takeda, Yoshifumi Tsuge, H. Matsuyama

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Abstract

'Virtual kanban (VK) system' is presented as a scheduling method of pull-type. VK system is applicable to custom-made products in a large-scale and complex factory with multi-stage production system, such as an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturing facility. In the factory, any scheduling method of push-type can hardly improve the production rate without increase of stocks of intermediates. For products whose specifications are known before their orders, a scheduling method of pull-type named kanban system has been developed and succeeded to improve the production rate without increase of stocks of intermediates. Kanban system, however, is not applicable to custom-made products whose specifications are not known before their orders. Furthermore, the effect of processing many lots at a single step simultaneously is not investigated. The simulation of ASIC manufacturing facility demonstrates the usefulness of VK system, and the effect of processing many lots at a single step simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1619-1624
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Volume24
Issue number2-7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2000
Event7th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering - Keystone, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 16 2000Jul 21 2000

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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