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Lot-Size Planning with Non-linear Cost Functions Supporting Environmental Sustainability

  • Markus Heck
  • Guenter Schmidt
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 88)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

industrial ecology production planning lot-size planning LSP environmental sustainability non-linear costs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Heck
    • 1
  • Guenter Schmidt
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Business Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduz

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