Average—Cost Control of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems

  • Suresh P. Sethi
  • Hanqin Zhang
  • Qing Zhang

Part of the Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability book series (SMAP, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and Models of Manufacturing Systems

  3. Optimal Control of Manufacturing Systems: Existence and Characterization

  4. Near—Optimal Controls

  5. Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-324

About this book


This book is concerned with hierarchical control of manufacturing systems under uncertainty.  It focuses on system performance measured in long-run average cost criteria, exploring the relationship between control problems with a discounted cost and that with a long-run average cost in connection with hierarchical control.  A new theory is articulated that shows that hierarchical decision making in the context of a goal-seeking manufacturing system can lead to a near optimization of its objective.  The approach in the book considers manufacturing systems in which events occur at different time scales. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Suresh P. Sethi
    • 1
  • Hanqin Zhang
    • 2
  • Qing Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of TexasDallas RichardsonUSA
  2. 2.Academy of Mathematics and System SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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