Robust production control policy for a multiple machines and multiple product-types manufacturing system with inventory inaccuracy

Tung Sun Chan, Zheng Wang

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Inventory inaccuracy often exists in manufacturing systems, which has great negative impact on the performance of production control, e.g. very high work-in-process holding cost or backlog penalty. To hedge against inventory inaccuracy, the robust production control problems will be investigated for a multiple machines and multiple product-types manufacturing system with uncertain production capacity. The objective of our problem is to minimise the average production cost. To solve this problem, a robust production control policy is developed, which is insensitive to the inventory record errors, and whose robustness is better than the traditional hedging point policy for optimal production control. Finally, numerical experiments are conducted to examine the performance of the proposed robust production control policy against inventory inaccuracy. Based on the experimental results, the conditions of applying the proposed policy are also obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4803-4819
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2014


  • hedging point policy
  • inventory inaccuracy
  • robust production control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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