Optimal throughput for multistage input-output processes

Marvin D. Troutt, Paul J. Ambrose, Chi Kin Chan

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Abstract

This paper considers productivity optimization for serial processes for which multiple outputs of one process become the inputs for the next process. Throughput planning amounts to deciding the relative proportions of outputs to target for production during a cycle. A linear programming model is proposed for optimal throughput planning. Illustrative data and computational results are shown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-158
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management
Volume21
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Linear programming
  • Management
  • Optimization
  • Processes
  • Production management
  • Productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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