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dc.contributor.authorAbdi, M. Reza*
dc.contributor.authorLabib, A.W.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T16:20:09Z
dc.date.available2017-02-23T16:20:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAbdi MR and Labib A (2017) International Journal of Production Research. RMS capacity utilisation: product family and supply chain. International Journal of Production Research. 55(7): 1930-1956.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/11464
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe paper contributes to development of RMS through linkage with external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers of parts/raw materials to handle demand fluctuations that necessitate information sharing across the supply chain tiers. RMS is developed as an integrated supply chain hub for adjusting production capacity using a hybrid methodology of decision trees and Markov analysis. The proposed Markov Chain model contributes to evaluate and monitor system reconfigurations required due to changes of product families with consideration of the product life cycles. The simulation findings indicate that system productivity and financial performance in terms of the profit contribution of product-process allocation will vary over configuration stages. The capacity of an RMS with limited product families and/or limited model variants becomes gradually inoperative whilst approaching upcoming configuration stages due to the end of product life cycles. As a result, reconfiguration preparation is suggested quite before ending life cycle of an existing product in process, for switching from a product family to a new/another product family in the production range, subject to its present demand. The proposed model is illustrated through a simplified case study with given product families and transition probabilities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1229066en_US
dc.rights© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Production Research in 2016, available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1229066en
dc.subjectReconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS); Capacity utilisation; Production capacity; Product life cycle; Product-process (re) configuration; Integrated supply chain huben_US
dc.titleRMS capacity utilisation: product family and supply chainen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-08-17
dc.date.application2016-09-06
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US


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