Matthias Thürer

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Order release is a key component of the Workload Control concept. Jobs do not enter the shop floor directly they are retained in a pre-shop pool and released in time to meet due dates while keeping work-in-process within limits or norms. There are two important groups of release methods: continuous methods, for which the workload falling to a specified(More)
The performance of Due Date setting rules in assembly and multi-stage job shops: an assessment by simulation Matthias Thürer a , George Huang b , Mark Stevenson c , Cristovao Silva a & Moacir Godinho Filho d a CEMUC – University of Coimbra, Mechanical Engineering Department, Polo II Pinhal de Marrocos, Coimbra, Portugal b University of Hong Kong, Department(More)
Workload control release mechanisms: from practice back to theory building Matthias Thürer a , Cristovao Silva b & Mark Stevenson c a Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, Technical University Berlin, Pascalstr. 8–9, 10587 Berlin, Germany b Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, Pỏlo II Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030 Coimbra,(More)
Kanban systems are widely applied in practice as they represent a simple yet effective means of controlling production. But they suffer from a lack of load balancing capabilities, which hinders their application even to pure flow shops if there is variability. In response, this study focuses on COBACABANA (Control of Balance by Card Based Navigation), a(More)
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