Accession Number : ADA311300

Title :   JEI:Just-Enough-Information Paradigm for Production Scheduling in a Manufacturing Supply Network.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Grossman, David D. ; Will, Peter M. ; Beg, Mirza M. ; Lee, Victor D.

PDF Url : ADA311300

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : We describe an emerging problem in manufacturing and its potential solution. The problem deals with the optimization of manufacturing supply networks, as opposed to the optimization of individual company manufacturing facilities. The opportunity for cost savings is great, but the need to preserve confidentiality of each company's data presents a major impediment. Just-Enough-Information (JEI) is a new paradigm for production scheduling, based on exchange of minimal proprietary data among companies. We describe a specific new algorithm to implement JEI, based on exchange of Demand-Availability-Order (DAO) data. Evidence from simulation studies indicates that this methodology is highly promising. Practical application depends on generalizing DAO and on complementing it with a broad range of related systems, including real time coarse capacity management. The paper also addresses these comprehensive requirements.

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION, *MANUFACTURING, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), ALGORITHMS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, REAL TIME, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), PROBLEM SOLVING, COSTS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SCHEDULING, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, SUPPLIES, INVENTORY CONTROL, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE