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Spreadsheet simulation to aid capacity management of batch chemical processing using JIT pull control

Jean‐Noel Ezingeard (Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Systems, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
Peter Race (Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Systems, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 October 1995

Abstract

The application of just‐in‐time manufacturing techniques in batch chemical processing environments, under conditions of variable demand, imposes significant capacity management problems. Making decisions which involve levels of customer service and resource untilization can be aided by the application of the calculation methodology outlined, which uses standard spreadsheet techniques and forecast queue analysis. Presents a case example to clarify the links between service levels and resource utilization which can aid management decisions regarding timing, levels of stocks and sizing of facilities.

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Ezingeard, J. and Race, P. (1995), "Spreadsheet simulation to aid capacity management of batch chemical processing using JIT pull control", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 15 No. 10, pp. 82-88. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579510098347

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