Designing pull production control systems: Customization and robustness

E.G.A. Gaury

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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In this dissertation we address the issues of selecting and configuring pull production control systems for single-product flowlines. We start with a review of pull systems in the literature, yielding a new classification. Then we propose a novel selection procedure based on a generic system that we test on a case also studied in the literature. We further study our procedure for a variety of twelve production lines. We find new types of pull systems that perform well. Next, we raise the issue of designing pull systems under uncertainty. We propose a novel procedure to minimize the risk of poor performance. Results show that risk considerations strongly influence the selection of a specific pull system
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
  • Kleijnen, Jack, Promotor
  • Pierreval, H., Promotor, External person
Award date10 Mar 2000
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs9056680668
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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