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Just-enough-information: a new paradigm for production scheduling in a manufacturing supply network
Author(s): David D. Grossman; Peter M. Will; Mirza Mohd Sufyan Beg; Victor D. Lee
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Paper Abstract

In manufacturing supply networks today, companies are separated by boundaries through which little or no production information flows. Existing production scheduling and inventory control paradigms are not efficient for supply networks of autonomous competing companies, because production information is proprietary and control is sovereign. What is needed to achieve production optimization across the network is a new paradigm for operational control, based on the exchange of Just-Enough-Information (JEI). We have invented a Demand- Availability-Order (DAO) algorithm that creates a `pull' system distributed recursively across computers in a supply network, with each company using only local information. We believe that DAO is the key to JEI. Practical application depends on generalizing DAO and on complementing it with a broad range of related systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2596, Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227220
Show Author Affiliations
David D. Grossman, USC/Information Sciences Institute (United States)
Peter M. Will, USC/Information Sciences Institute (United States)
Mirza Mohd Sufyan Beg, USC/Information Sciences Institute (United States)
Victor D. Lee, USC/Information Sciences Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2596:
Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing
Ronald Lumia, Editor(s)

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