Department of Economics and Business Economics

Simon Emde

Scheduling the replenishment of just-in-time supermarkets in assembly plants

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Scheduling the replenishment of just-in-time supermarkets in assembly plants. / Emde, Simon.

In: OR Spectrum, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 321-345.

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Emde, Simon. / Scheduling the replenishment of just-in-time supermarkets in assembly plants. In: OR Spectrum. 2017 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 321-345.

Bibtex

@article{fffd6e8c3f2e48628e889faa3ef87e09,
title = "Scheduling the replenishment of just-in-time supermarkets in assembly plants",
abstract = "In recent years, many OEMs, especially in the automotive industry, have installed so-called supermarkets on their shopfloors to feed parts to assembly lines in a flexible and just-in-time manner. Supermarkets are small logistics areas within the factory where parts are intermediately stored to be transferred, often in the form of presorted kits, to nearby workstations frequently and in small lots. While this greatly alleviates inventory concerns at the assembly line, care must be taken that the supermarket itself always be adequately stocked. In this paper, we tackle the problem of determining when which part types should be taken from central receiving storage to the supermarket in what quantities, such that, on the one hand, shopfloor traffic remains manageable, while, on the other hand, inventory costs are not excessive. We formalize the problem, investigate the computational complexity, and develop a bounding procedure as well as a heuristic decomposition approach. Computational tests show that our procedures work very well on instances of realistic size. Moreover, we study the tradeoff inherent in the problem between delivery frequency and in-process inventory.",
keywords = "Dynamic lot-sizing, Just-in-time, Mixed-model assembly lines, Production logistics, Supermarket",
author = "Simon Emde",
year = "2017",
month = jan,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s00291-016-0455-x",
language = "English",
volume = "39",
pages = "321--345",
journal = "OR Spectrum - Quantitative Approaches in Management",
issn = "0171-6468",
publisher = "Springer Link",
number = "1",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Scheduling the replenishment of just-in-time supermarkets in assembly plants

AU - Emde, Simon

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - In recent years, many OEMs, especially in the automotive industry, have installed so-called supermarkets on their shopfloors to feed parts to assembly lines in a flexible and just-in-time manner. Supermarkets are small logistics areas within the factory where parts are intermediately stored to be transferred, often in the form of presorted kits, to nearby workstations frequently and in small lots. While this greatly alleviates inventory concerns at the assembly line, care must be taken that the supermarket itself always be adequately stocked. In this paper, we tackle the problem of determining when which part types should be taken from central receiving storage to the supermarket in what quantities, such that, on the one hand, shopfloor traffic remains manageable, while, on the other hand, inventory costs are not excessive. We formalize the problem, investigate the computational complexity, and develop a bounding procedure as well as a heuristic decomposition approach. Computational tests show that our procedures work very well on instances of realistic size. Moreover, we study the tradeoff inherent in the problem between delivery frequency and in-process inventory.

AB - In recent years, many OEMs, especially in the automotive industry, have installed so-called supermarkets on their shopfloors to feed parts to assembly lines in a flexible and just-in-time manner. Supermarkets are small logistics areas within the factory where parts are intermediately stored to be transferred, often in the form of presorted kits, to nearby workstations frequently and in small lots. While this greatly alleviates inventory concerns at the assembly line, care must be taken that the supermarket itself always be adequately stocked. In this paper, we tackle the problem of determining when which part types should be taken from central receiving storage to the supermarket in what quantities, such that, on the one hand, shopfloor traffic remains manageable, while, on the other hand, inventory costs are not excessive. We formalize the problem, investigate the computational complexity, and develop a bounding procedure as well as a heuristic decomposition approach. Computational tests show that our procedures work very well on instances of realistic size. Moreover, we study the tradeoff inherent in the problem between delivery frequency and in-process inventory.

KW - Dynamic lot-sizing

KW - Just-in-time

KW - Mixed-model assembly lines

KW - Production logistics

KW - Supermarket

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84978864760&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00291-016-0455-x

DO - 10.1007/s00291-016-0455-x

M3 - Journal article

AN - SCOPUS:84978864760

VL - 39

SP - 321

EP - 345

JO - OR Spectrum - Quantitative Approaches in Management

JF - OR Spectrum - Quantitative Approaches in Management

SN - 0171-6468

IS - 1

ER -