Accession Number : AD0771680

Title :   Discrete Optimal Control of Production Plans.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Kleindorfer,P. R. ; Kriebel,C. H. ; Thompson,G. L. ; Kleindorfer,G. B.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report discussion demonstrates the application of discrete optimal control theory to production planning problems. In particular it is shown that most of the previous models which have appeared in the literature on production planning (scheduling, smoothing and work force balancing) and can be characterized as special cases of the control theory problem formulation. This more general model relaxes a number of the assumptions required by other formulations in capturing a wide spectrum of production planning policies. A computational algorithm is provided and solution results are included for numerical examples. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Production control, *Control theory, Scheduling, Decision theory, Inventory control, Computations, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE