Comparing Performance Measures for the Trade Off of Flow Time and Throughput in Complex Manufacturing Systems

  • M. Macchi
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Management of the trade off of logistic performances has always been a key issue in industry. The trade off results from the contrasting business objectives defined at strategic management level and is part of the subsequent decisions taken at shop floor level. Therein, performance measures influence decisions. These are, in general, operational measures and might be more or less aware of the trade off fixed at strategic level. The present paper aims to demonstrate how awareness may change in a production context where both flow time and throughput assumes a strategic importance. The demonstration is achieved by means of 2 case studies: the first one is simulated from scratch in laboratory, the second one is a simulation from a real industrial setting.


Flow Time Flow Shop Penalty Cost Premium Price Strategic Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Macchi
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria GestionalePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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