Building on previous research in the area of hierarchical production planning and rolling schedules, this paper is concerned with the disaggregation of aggregate plans to a rolling horizon master production schedule when production lot-sizes require minimum batch-size production. Actual data from a process industry firm is used to test and validate the proposed rolling horizon master production scheduling model. The paper also examines the impact of forecast windows on the performance of a rolling schedule when production quantities of individual product items are based on minimum batch-size production. Results indicate that the model's performance is superior to actual company performance in terms of total cost and increasing the length of the forecast window can increase costs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering