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A Hybrid Push/Pull Production Control System for Multistage Manufacturing Processes

Yasuhiro Hirakawa (Science University of Tokyo)
Kyoji Hoshino (Fukushima University)
Hiroshi Katayama (Waseda University, Japan)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Recently, it has been recognized that production control systems for multi‐stage manufacturing processes can be classified into push‐type and pull‐type systems. The push‐type systems are commonly defined as those types of materials requirements planning system which utilize the forecast of demands. The pull‐type systems, on the other hand, are those where order quantities are determined on the basis of real demand. Describes a hybrid push/pull production control system, operated periodically, which combines the benefits of both systems. Discusses theoretical arguments in support of this system and numerical studies are shown to give insight into the system′s performance. Hybrid push/pull‐type systems can attain a higher degree of effectiveness if they are appropriately operated.

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Hirakawa, Y., Hoshino, K. and Katayama, H. (1992), "A Hybrid Push/Pull Production Control System for Multistage Manufacturing Processes", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 69-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579210011615

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