Set-up Continuity in Tactical Planning of Semi-Continuous Industrial Processes

  • David Pérez PeralesEmail author
  • Maria del Mar Eva Alemany Díaz
  • Francisco-Cruz Lario Esteban
  • V. S. Fuertes-Miquel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


In most of production planning models developed in a hierarchical context at the tactical level setup changes are not explicitly considered. Its consideration includes decisions about the allocation and lot sizing of production, known as CLSLP problem. However the CLSLP problem does not account for set-up continuity, specially relevant in contexts with lengthy set-ups and where product families minimum run length are almost are similar to planning periods. In this work, a MILP model which accounts for this set-up continuity inclusion is modelled, solved and validated over a simplified real-case example.


Set up continuity Semicontinuous processes Tactical planning 



This research has been carried out in the framework of the project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ref. DPI2011-23597) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Ref. PAID-06-11/1840) entitled “Methods and models for operations planning and order management in supply chains characterized by uncertainty in production due to the lack of product uniformity” (PLANGES-FHP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Pérez Perales
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria del Mar Eva Alemany Díaz
    • 1
  • Francisco-Cruz Lario Esteban
    • 1
  • V. S. Fuertes-Miquel
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación en Gestión e Ingeniería de ProducciónUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Dpto. de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio AmbienteUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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