Author

Yi Luo

Advisor

Jin, Mingzhou

Committee Member

Eksioglu, Burak

Committee Member

Eksioglu, Sandra D.

Date of Degree

1-1-2006

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract

The thesis addresses the mixed model assembly line sequencing and outbound logistics planning problems in the automotive industry at the operational level. Different from the sequential decision-making procedure used in practice, the thesis proposes a scheme that integrates production sequencing and logistics planning. Mixed integer programs are established for the production sequencing, logistics planning, and integrated problems. The integrated model cannot be solved by commercial solvers in a reasonable amount of time. After studying the optimality properties of the product mode, the thesis proposes a modified integrated model. The results of numerical experiments and simulations demonstrate the benefit of the integration by comparing the modified integrated model with two sequential schemes, the Production-First-Scheme and the Logistics-First-Scheme.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18348

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