Characterizing Productive Processes with Lack of Homogeneity in the Product and Its Impact on the Master Planning and Order Promising

  • M. M. E. Alemany
  • F. Alarcón
  • Ll. Cuenca
  • A. Ortiz
Conference paper

Abstract

Manufacturing environments with Lack of Homogeneity in the Product (LHP) are characterized by the fact that units of the same product can present differences in some attributes relevant to customers. This aspect becomes a problem when customer needs to be served with homogeneous units of one same product. Though LHP is present in many sectors, particular characteristics introduced by LHP in transformation activities, products and orders have not been previously studied in a systematic approach. This paper provides a conceptual framework for characterizing LHP manufacturing processes and analyzes the LHP impact on the master planning and the order promising, stressing the new aspects introduced by LHP as compared with traditional environments.

Keywords

Conceptual framework Master planning Order promising Lack of homogeneity in the product 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. E. Alemany
    • 1
  • F. Alarcón
    • 1
  • Ll. Cuenca
    • 1
  • A. Ortiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Investigació de Gestió i Enginyeria de Producció (CIGIP)Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValènciaEspanya

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