Lot-Size Planning with Non-linear Cost Functions Supporting Environmental Sustainability
This paper proposes the consideration of non-linear cost function based on ecological considerations for lot-size planning. The classical approaches of lot-size optimization, the Wagner-Whitin algorithm and the Part-Period Balancing heuristic, are enhanced with so called eco-factors. These eco-enhanced approaches combined with eco-balancing help to reduce overall production costs. Simultaneously the environmental impact is reduced.
Keywordsindustrial ecology production planning lot-size planning LSP environmental sustainability non-linear costs
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