International Journal of Production Economics. May2009, Vol. 119 Issue 1, p17-23. 7p.
DISTRIBUTORS (Commerce), SUPPLY chains, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, COST control, RAW materials, PRODUCTION control, and INDUSTRIAL management
Abstract: In this study, we consider a production system that satisfies a continuous time-varying demand for a finished product over a known and finite planning horizon by supplying either new products or repaired used products. Our model assumes that new products are fabricated from a single type of raw material procured from external suppliers, while used products are collected from the customers and then repaired to an ‘as new’ condition before being sold again. However, we assume that there is no further collection of used products during the period when they are being repaired or shipped. The problem is to determine a joint policy for raw materials procurement, new products production and used products repair such that the total relevant cost of the system is minimized. We propose a numerical solution procedure based on Microsoft Excel Solver''s nonlinear mathematical programming function. Then, the procedure is illustrated with a numerical example. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]
International Journal of Production Economics. Dec1995, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p201-204. 4p.
CONFERENCES & conventions, PRODUCTION (Economic theory), MANUFACTURING processes, INDUSTRIAL management, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION management (Manufacturing), and MOBILE businesses
This article presents a list of various conventions and seminars related to production economics. International Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Technologies, will take place in Bradford, England, from March 26-27. 3rd International Product Development Conference, will take place from April 15-16 in France. International Workshop on Modelling Techniques, Business Process and Benchmarking will be conducted in Bordeaux, France from April 18-19. 2nd Workshop on Design of Games for Production Management will be held in Sandbjerg, Denmark, from June 13-15. 2nd International Conference on Managing Integrated Manufacturing, will take place from June 26-28 in Leicester, England. 26th European Small Business Seminar on Developing Core Competencies in Small Businesses for the 21st Century, will be conducted from September 2-6 in Vaasa, Finland. 5th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Automation will be conducted in Maui, Hawaii, from August 6-9.