Robustness of Various Production Control Policies in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Productions and Operations Management, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 171-183, Summer 2000
13 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2008
This paper compares several different production control policies in terms of their robustness to random disturbances such as machine failures, demand fluctuations, and system parameter changes. Simulation models based on VLSI wafer fabrication facilities are utilized to test the performance of the policies. Three different criteria, namely, the average total WIP, the average backlog, and a cost function combining these measures, are used to evaluate performance. Among the policies tested, the Two-Boundary Control policy outperforms the others.
Keywords: Simulation, Kanban, Two-Boundary Control, Push and Pull Production Policies, Re-Entrant Shop, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Robust Policies, Two-Boundry Control Policies, WIP, Wafer Fabrication
JEL Classification: C61,M11
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