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Scheduling in the manufacture of evaporative air conditioners

Boland, N. and Panton, D. (1995) Scheduling in the manufacture of evaporative air conditioners. [Study Group Report]



The MISG examined the problem of scheduling production of air conditioners at Seeley International. Seeley's objective was to meet their demand in a more cost-effective way. Two models are proposed to achieve this objective. A long term master production schedule with a yearly planning horizon was formulated to give Seeley a broad based schedule for planning production to meet forecast demands and production constraints. Output from this model is designed to provide the appropriate number of units of each product type or sub-assembly item to be produced in the following week. This output is then designed to be the input to a more detailed short term model for scheduling production at the machine level. The short term model is formulated to handle a mixture of both finished products and sub-assemblies. The objective of the short term model is to minimise total production time to free up the use of resources in order to allow for external orders. Directions for further work are discussed.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Discrete
Study Groups:Australian and New Zealand Mathematics in Industry Study Group > MISG 1995
Company Name:Seeley International
ID Code:480
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 14:41
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:05

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