Eksioglu, Sandra D.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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.
Luo, Yi, "Coordination of Mixed Model Assembly Line Sequencing and Outbound Logistics in the Automotive Industry" (2006). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 1189.