The goal of this paper is to analyze and compare the performances of two Hybrid Production Planning and Control (HPPCs) systems, namely CONWIP and Workload Control. Although several implementations of HPPCs reported excellent results, in fact, many authors have discharged the concept, arguing that these systems can only reduce manufacturing lead times and control WIP to the detriment of production rate, punctuality or service level. The paper starts from a brief review of the literature on HPPCs. Afterwards, the paper uses a common simulation model from the literature to compare two simple and easy-to-implement configurations of CONWIP and Workload Control against the baseline of a classic push system. The results of the simulations lead to important conclusions and suggest interesting improvements of simulation models and future directions of research for better understanding HPPCs.

Simulation of two hybrid production planning and control systems: A comparative analysis / Bertolini, Massimo; Romagnoli, Giovanni; Zammori, Francesco. - (2015), pp. 388-397. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015 tenutosi a esp nel 2015 [10.1109/IESM.2015.7380187].

Simulation of two hybrid production planning and control systems: A comparative analysis

Bertolini Massimo;
2015

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to analyze and compare the performances of two Hybrid Production Planning and Control (HPPCs) systems, namely CONWIP and Workload Control. Although several implementations of HPPCs reported excellent results, in fact, many authors have discharged the concept, arguing that these systems can only reduce manufacturing lead times and control WIP to the detriment of production rate, punctuality or service level. The paper starts from a brief review of the literature on HPPCs. Afterwards, the paper uses a common simulation model from the literature to compare two simple and easy-to-implement configurations of CONWIP and Workload Control against the baseline of a classic push system. The results of the simulations lead to important conclusions and suggest interesting improvements of simulation models and future directions of research for better understanding HPPCs.
2015
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015
esp
2015
388
397
Bertolini, Massimo; Romagnoli, Giovanni; Zammori, Francesco
Simulation of two hybrid production planning and control systems: A comparative analysis / Bertolini, Massimo; Romagnoli, Giovanni; Zammori, Francesco. - (2015), pp. 388-397. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, IEEE IESM 2015 tenutosi a esp nel 2015 [10.1109/IESM.2015.7380187].
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