Title: Manufacturing system with immediate rework and partial backordering

Authors: Ata Allah Taleizadeh; Hui-Ming Wee

Addresses: School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli 320, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper extends a manufacturing system with manufacturing capacity limitation, immediate rework, imperfect production processes and partial backordering in a multi-product single-machine manufacturing system. The primary aim of this research is to minimise the total cost by deriving the optimal periodic length, backorder, and order quantities. The objective function of the proposed model is proved to be convex, and two numerical examples are used to illustrate the proposed method. Finally, sensitivity analysis is performed to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed model in the real world environments and to provide some managerial insights for practitioners.

Keywords: manufacturing industry; immediate rework; limited capacity; inventory control; partial backordering; multi-product single-machine manufacturing; manufacturing capacity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2015.068307

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.41 - 62

Available online: 16 Mar 2015 *

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