A System Dynamics Approach for Input-Output Control of a Job-Shop System in Make-To-Order Environment  
Author Piera Centobelli


Co-Author(s) Mosè Gallo; Teresa Murino; Carmela Santillo Liberatina


Abstract This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) for Production Planning and Control (PPC) of a Job Shop System, operating in a Make To Order environment. Various Order Review and Release (ORR) techniques have been considered in order to tackle the problems typical of this context: high level of Work in Process, significant and not controllable throughput times and difficulties in meeting due dates. A System Dynamics (SD) approach allows to analyze the impact of the control mechanisms implemented on several system performance indicators (e.g. shop oriented and job oriented measures).


Keywords Job Shop systems, Make to Order, Order Review and Release, Input/Output Control, Capacity Planning, System Dynamics
    Article #:  20103
Proceedings of the 20th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 7-9, 2014 - Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.