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This paper discusses a production planning approach that takes the finite capacity of the manufacturing system into account. The approach is based on a reduced level of detail modeling of the process flows. The paper considers explicitly only bottleneck steps. A mixed integer programming (MIP) formulation is suggested to determine completion time targets for the bottleneck steps of the lots. A Lagrange relaxation technique is applied to solve the MIP approximately. Intermediate capacity management is related to rough-cut capacity planning, linked to the master schedule, and capacity requirements planning, and linked to the material requirements plan.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 84 – 88, ISSN 1335-2393


  A Finite Capacity of Production Planning Approach for Industrial Manufacturing


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