Lot-sizing algorithms with applications to engineering and economics

Rene Victor Valqui Vidal, Jose S. Ferreira

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    The paper presents two new solution procedures for a deterministic lot size problem, a matrix algorithm and a heuristic matrix method. The algorithm is based on the dual of a linear programming model formulation of the lot size problem, and it provides optimal solutions even in the general case of time-varying parameters. A comparison of the efficiency of the new solution procedures with well-known methods is developed. New applications of the techniques described within the fields of engineering (optimal design of a pump-pipe system) and economics (a model for import-planning) are referred to
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)145-156
    Publication statusPublished - 1984


    • production planning
    • optimization
    • linear model


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