An improvement on "Integrated production strategy and reuse scenario: A CoFAQ model and case study of mail server system development"

Zhiqiao Wu, Jiafu Tang, Chun Kit Kwong, F. Marinelli

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The authors (Tang et al. (2013) [1] developed a CoFAQ model to formulate a solution for the problem of production strategy decision and reuse scenario selection for a software product family. In the previous research, we stated that the CoFAQ model was a 0-1 mixed integer nonlinear program, where only a local optimal solution might be found. In a recent study, we found that the CoFAQ could be transformed into a 0-1 mixed integer linear programming model. By solving the model, a global optimal solution can be obtained. In this paper, we present the improved formulation and the optimal solution for the case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalOmega (United Kingdom)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Integrated decision
  • Optimization
  • Software reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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