Title: An inventory decision-making model considering continuous production and detection of electric energy metering device

Authors: Wenliang Bian; Haifeng Yang; Yao Sun; Yan Xie

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China ' State Grid Tianjin Electric Power Company, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), Tianjin 300010, China

Abstract: This paper studies the inventory decision problem of power metering device under the condition of continuous production testing. Using the theory of constraints (TOC) to identify bottlenecks existing in the production test system, and then through the establishment of integer programming model, the research focuses on the initial inventory optimisation decision-making of inspection device and checked device in a week. According to the practical decision-making situations, this paper researches the in-out warehouse and vehicle scheduling constraints such as time window; under the condition of continuous operation, it optimises the total cost of inventory and vehicle scheduling. Then we use Matlab software to analyse the model, and use the Flexsim software to simulate the process of testing. In this paper, the research for inventory control of measuring centre with continuous production line provides the beneficial reference for power grid enterprises.

Keywords: power grid; electric energy; metering device; continuous production; detection; inventory management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2018.093361

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.32 No.4/5, pp.430 - 449

Received: 16 Nov 2016
Accepted: 15 Mar 2017

Published online: 26 Jun 2018 *

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