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A Comparative Study of Push and Pull Production Planning Strategies in a Hard Disk Parts Manufacturing Company

Prem Vrat (Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand)
Pisal Yenradee (Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 September 1991

Abstract

A comparative evaluation of push, pull and a combination of push‐pull production strategies for a multi‐product two‐stage production system is presented. A mathematical model is developed to determine EBQ and optimal batch splitting and is applied to a case of a manufacturing company producing hard disk parts. The results obtained are compared with the existing practice. It is shown that a push policy results in the highest total system cost while the pull system – the least, with the hybrid policy in‐between. It is recommended that a switchover to optimal hybrid push‐pull policy is called for from the present non‐optimal push policy. Cost reduction potential for such a switchover is estimated.

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Vrat, P. and Yenradee, P. (1991), "A Comparative Study of Push and Pull Production Planning Strategies in a Hard Disk Parts Manufacturing Company", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 11 No. 9, pp. 41-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001284

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