Optimal Feedback Controls in Deterministic Dynamic Two-Machine Flowshops
Operations Research Letters, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 225-235, November 1996
11 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2009 Last revised: 31 Jan 2019
Date Written: February 15, 2009
This paper studies deterministic dynamic two-machine flowshops. Optimal feedback controls are obtained explicitly. A capacity loss phenomenon is observed when the capacity of the second machine exceeds that of the first. The phenomenon has important implications for the solution of the deterministic problem.
Keywords: Production planning; Optimal control, Dynamic programming; state constraints, feedback controls, optimal control theory, inventory problem, two-machine flowshop, capacity loss phenomenon, determiniatic problem
JEL Classification: C61, M11
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