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Wood Inventory Management in Paper Industry

  • G. S. R. MurthyEmail author
  • A. L. N. Murthy
  • Katta G. Murty
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 212)

Abstract

This chapter contains a brief description of paper manufacturing process and presents a solution to an important decision making problem concerning wood inventory management and the production mix problem. The problem is about minimizing the cost subject to shelf-life constraints of wood species, mixing proportion constraints, proportion of direct feed (i.e., use of fresh wood in production), and opening inventory constraints. This complex problem is modelled as a linear program and an efficient decision support system was developed for a leading paper manufacturing company in India.

Keywords

Planning Horizon Production Requirement Paper Sheet Direct Feed Handling Cost 
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Supplementary material

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. R. Murthy
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. L. N. Murthy
    • 1
  • Katta G. Murty
    • 1
  1. 1.SQC & OR UnitIndian Statistical InstituteHyderabadIndia

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