Planning of a make-to-order production process in the printing industry

Baumann, Philipp; Forrer, Salome; Trautmann, Norbert (2015). Planning of a make-to-order production process in the printing industry. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 27(4), pp. 534-560. Springer 10.1007/s10696-014-9203-1

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Offset printing is a common method to produce large amounts of printed matter. We consider a real-world offset printing process that is used to imprint customer-specific designs on napkin pouches. The production equipment used gives rise to various technological constraints. The planning problem consists of allocating designs to printing-plate slots such that the given customer demand for each design is fulfilled, all technological and organizational constraints are met and the total overproduction and setup costs are minimized. We formulate this planning problem as a mixed-binary linear program, and we develop a multi-pass matching-based savings heuristic. We report computational results for a set of problem instances devised from real-world data.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration

UniBE Contributor:

Baumann, Philipp; Forrer, Salome and Trautmann, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1936-6582

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Larissa Notz

Date Deposited:

27 Feb 2015 14:41

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2017 08:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10696-014-9203-1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63651

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63651

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