Allocating a joint setup in a multi-cell system
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|Journal / Publication||Annals of Operations Research|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1988|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-26944457015&origin=recordpage|
Consider a manufacturing system consisting of multiple cells; each cell processes a certain type of part family. For such systems, we study the problem of optimally allocating a joint setup among these cells. The production process of each cell is modelled by a birth process. Certain monotonicity properties of these birth process are established and used to show that the efficient discrete marginal allocation approach of Fox  can be applied here. © 1988 J.C. Baltzer AG, Scientific Publishing Company.
- birth processes, joint setup, marginal allocation, Multi-cell manufacturing system, stochastic convexity