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A mathematical model and optimization of total production cost and quality for a deteriorating production process

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

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This article was accepted for publication in the Journal “Cogent Mathematics, Volume 3, 2016 – Issue 1.”
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Proper production planning can considerably improve a producer’s competitiveness in delivering low-cost products with high quality and short-cycle time. In a deterioration process, the quality may change during a production run, leading to early product failures. To mitigate the impact of deterioration such as process shifting, the optimal resetting cycle before the next setup must be determined, as well as the initial settings at the beginning of a production run. The aim of this study is to propose a mathematical model that consists of a new quality loss function and adds maintenance costs to the ordering and inventory holding costs commonly considered in the classical model. The model is applied to a real-world case study to demonstrate the effect of initial settings of the mean quality characteristic. The results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed approach in terms of total production cost, as compared with the economic production quantity model.

About the author:

Mohammad Hossein Zavvar Sabegh

Mohammad Hossein Zavvar Sabegh is currently an associate member at American Society for Quality (ASQ). He received his MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Kharazmi University, Iran. He achieved the Superior student Star award between PhD and MSc students in June 2016 from Kharazmi University for his valuable researches with International Universities and professors. At Organizational Excellence Specialists (OES), he is working as a research partner on the “first global assessment on the current state of organizational excellence” that has been endorsed by the OETC. He is invited as a distinguished young researcher to the 8th International Conference (JIRICQRIT) 2017 by Prof. P.K. Kapur (Conference Chair). He serves at the mentioned Conference as Technical Committee research interests include Quality Management, Performance and Productivity Measurement Models, Healthcare Management, Uncertain Decision Making, Supply and Operations Management. Also, he is member of IEEE. He has authored or co-authored many scientific papers and presentations. He reviewed more than 120 research papers for International peer-review journals.

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