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Effect of variable production rate on quality of products in a single-vendor multi-buyer supply chain management

Title
Effect of variable production rate on quality of products in a single-vendor multi-buyer supply chain management
Author
Sarkar, Biswajit
Keywords
Supply chain management; Flexible production rate; Quality management; Controllable lead time; Single-setup-multi-delivery policy
Issue Date
2018-09
Publisher
SPRINGER LONDON LTD
Citation
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, v. 99, No. 1-4, Page. 567-581
Abstract
A supply chain with multiple buyers leads to a hike in demand and for satisfying them, a high standard production manufacturing system is required. A predetermined production rate in a supply chain model with economic production lot size is quite inappropriate for this type of situation as production rate can be changed in some cases to fulfill demand of customers. Rate of production has an impact in maintaining process quality. Manufacturing quality deteriorates with an increasing rate of production. In this context, this paper develops a single-vendor multi-buyer supply chain model with variable production rate and imperfect quality of products. The unit production cost is considered as a function of the production rate. Three different production functions are established to relate process quality and production rate. Due to huge demand by multi-buyer, the lead time demand is considered as random variable and it follows a normal distribution. The objective of this study is to analyze how the flexibility of the production rate affects the product quality as well as entire supply chain cost under a single-setup multiple-delivery policy. A classical optimization technique is employed to obtain the global optimum solution. An illustrative algorithm is established to obtain the numerical results. Numerical examples and graphical interpretations, and sensitivity analysis are given to illustrate the model. Numerical study proves that the variable production rate effects a lot on the total cost of supply chain model.
URI
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00170-018-2527-3https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/81387
ISSN
0268-3768
DOI
10.1007/s00170-018-2527-3
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES[E](공학대학) > INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING(산업경영공학과) > Articles
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