تعیین اندازه دسته تولید بهینه برای یک سیستم تولید غیر قابل اطمینان تحت پشتیبانی جزئی و حداکثر دو شکست در یک چرخه تولید
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|22711||2005||15 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 95, Issue 2, 18 February 2005, Pages 229–243
The paper considers an economic manufacturing quantity problem for an unreliable manufacturing system where the machine is subject to random failure and at most two failures can occur in a production cycle. Upon first failure, the repair action is started immediately and the demand is met first from the on-hand inventory. The shortages, if occur due to longer repair time, are backlogged partially by resuming the production run after machine repair. While backlogging, if failure occurs again then the accumulated shortages until completion of the second repair are assumed to be lost. The model is formulated under general failure and general repair time distributions. Some characteristics of the model with exponential failure and exponential/constant repair times are studied. The optimal lot sizing policies are derived and the sensitivity of some model parameters is examined with the help of numerical examples.
The classical economic manufacturing quantity (EMQ) model determines the optimal lot size of a product by minimizing the total relevant costs per unit time assuming that the demand and production rates are deterministic, inventory holding and setup costs are known constants and the facility is failure-free. Numerous research efforts have been devoted to extend this basic EMQ model for close fitting to various real-world situations (see Naddor, 1984; Nahmias, 1989; Silver et al., 1998, for references). However, until late 1980s, much attention has not been paid by the researchers to the effects of uncertainties such as quality variation and machine reliability on the optimal lot sizing decision. Bielecki and Kumar (1988) made an attempt to study a production–inventory model where the inter-failure times and repair times are assumed to be exponentially distributed, the machine production rate is bounded by a fixed maximum limit and shortages, if occur after breakdown, are backlogged. They showed that there exist ranges of parameter values of the model for which zero-inventory policy can be optimal even when there is uncertainty in the manufacturing system. Posner and Berg (1989) developed an EMQ model with exponentially distributed failure and repair times and compound Poisson demand process. They computed several important system performance measures such as expected inventory stocked, losses due to shortages, machine's utilization, etc. Hopp et al. (1989) considered a production system consisting of two machines with an immediate buffer where only the first machine is subject to random failure. They used a (b,B) control policy in which the first machine starts production when the inventory level falls below b, and stops when inventory level reaches B. Assuming exponential failure and repair times, they obtained the values of b and B that minimize the relevant inventory costs. Groenevelt et al. (1992a) studied the effects of stochastic machine breakdown and repair on lot sizing decisions under two different situations. First, they assumed that after a machine breakdown, the machine setup is totally lost and the interrupted lot is aborted. The next production after machine repair starts when the on-hand inventory is depleted. Second, they considered the continuation of the production process after machine repair if the cost of resuming the production run is substantially lower than the setup cost. They showed that for exponential inter-failure time and negligible repair time, the optimal lot size in each model is independent of repair cost and increased with failure rate. In the subsequent article, they ( Groenevelt et al., 1992b) extended their previous study by assuming that the inter-failure times are exponentially distributed and that the repair times are i.i.d. random variables with a general probability distribution. Moreover, they assumed that a certain fraction of the items produced is diverted into a safety stock while the remaining fraction is used to meet the current demand. This safety stock is depleted whenever the machine undergoes repair after a breakdown. They developed bounds on the range of feasible service levels and investigated the impact of several system parameters on this range. Kim and Hong (1997) and Kim et al. (1997) generalized Groenevelt et al. (1992a)'s model assuming arbitrarily distributed inter-failure times. Chung (1997) determined the bounds for the optimal lot sizes in Groenevelt et al. (1992a)'s model. Later, he ( Chung, 2003) provided better bounds for the EMQ and also showed that the long-run average cost function in Groenevelt et al. (1992a)'s model is unimodal, though it is neither convex nor concave. Berg et al. (1994) analyzed a production system with multiple identical machines devoted to produce a single part type by employing level crossing techniques. They computed performance measures, similar to Posner and Berg (1989), that characterize the operation of the production–inventory system. Abboud (1997) presented a simple approximation of the EMQ model with Poisson machine breakdowns and general repair times where the demand is satisfied from on-hand inventory during repair time and if stock out situation occurs due to longer repair time, demands are met from other source(s) at a higher cost. For an unreliable manufacturing system, Dohi et al. (1997) derived the EMQ policy which can be characterized as an age replacement like policy. They formulated the expected cost function under general failure and repair mechanisms and derived some properties on the optimal policy under certain failure and repair circumstances. Makis and Fung (1998) investigated the joint effect of process deterioration and random machine failure. They developed an EMQ model with generally distributed machine failure and repair times and periodic inspections for the production process that may shift to an out-of-control state at any random time. Moini and Murthy (2000) developed an EMQ model for an unreliable production system under Type I and Type II repair action strategies, assuming that the probabilities of machine failure after Type I and Type II repairs are not the same. Moreover, the costs for the two types of repair are different. By analyzing the model they tried to find a relationship between process uncertainty, repair actions and lot size. Abboud (2001) modeled a production–inventory system as a Markov chain assuming time to be discrete units and the machine failure and repair times to be geometrically distributed. He developed an efficient algorithm to compute the potentials of the Markov chain which were used to construct the cost model. Dohi et al. (2001) investigated the joint implementation of preventive maintenance and safety stocks in an unreliable production environment. Recently, Giri and Dohi (2004) implemented the net present value (NPV) approach to compute the EMQ for a failure-prone production facility. They compared the performance of the NPV model and the traditional long-run average cost model in terms of the net present values of the expected total cost based on their respective optimal decisions. In the earlier works stated above it has been assumed that when the machine undergoes repair and the existing inventory is exhausted, the arriving demands are either not met at all or met completely by resuming the production run after machine repair without further machine failure in the backlogging period. The motivation of the present study is to deal with the situation where the unsatisfied demands are met only partially by resuming the production run after first repair and another failure may occur in the backlogging period in which case all the accumulated shortages until completion of the second repair are lost. Thus at most two failures can occur in a production cycle. The paper is organized as follows. Basic assumptions and notations are given in the next section. In Section 3, the model is formulated under general failure and general repair time distributions. Some characteristics of the model with exponential failure and exponential repair time distributions are studied in Section 4. The case of exponential failure and constant repair time is dealt in Section 5. Section 6 is devoted to numerical examples and sensitivity analysis of the model parameters. The paper is concluded with some remarks in Section 7.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
Most of the economic manufacturing quantity models for unreliable manufacturing systems have been developed in the literature assuming that the shortages, if occurred due to longer repair time, are not backlogged after machine repair (no-resumption policy) or are met from outside source at higher cost. In case of resumption policy, it has been assumed that no further failure occurs in the backlogging period. In reality, machine repair cannot be guaranteed and failure to meet up unsatisfied demands results in loss of goodwill. So, managers have to decide whether to resume the production run to meet up the waiting demands at the risk of further machine failure or to accept lost sales. In this paper, we have focused our study on the resumption policy after the first failure under partial backlogging phenomena and no-resumption policy in case of the second failure in the backlogging period. Thus we have considered at most two failures in each production cycle. After first failure, some customers may prefer to meet their demands from alternative sources while the others can wait until the machine is repaired. However, after second failure during backlogging period, the waiting customers may loose patience and restrain from waiting further. In that respect, the problem scenario under consideration is quite realistic. From the numerical study it has been observed that the decision makers have to pay much attention to estimate the parameters α, the partial backlogging rate and M, the cost of resuming a production run after first repair because they play important role in deciding resumption or no-resumption policy. However, it can be said intuitively that when the partial backlogging rate is quite high, the resumption policy would be a better choice than without-resumption policy.