Stephan Biller

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The Internet is changing the automotive industry as the traditional manufacturer and dealer structure faces increased threats from third party e-tailers. Dynamic pricing together with the Direct-to-Customer business model can be used by manufacturers to respond to these challenges. Indeed, by coordinating production and inventory decisions with dynamic(More)
—In closed production lines, each part is placed on a carrier at the input of the first machine and is removed from the carrier at the output of the last machine. The first machine is starved if no carriers are available, and the last machine is blocked if the empty carrier buffer is full. The number of carriers in the system is and the capacity of the(More)
Since the 1980s, the manufacturing environment has seen the introduction of numerous sensor/actuator bus and network protocols for automation systems, which led to increased manufacturing productivity, improved inter-changeability of devices from different vendors, facilitated flexibility and reconfigurability for various applications and improved(More)
Investments in dedicated and flexible capacity have traditionally been based on demand forecasts obtained under the assumption of a predetermined product price. However, the impact on revenue of poor capacity and flexibility decisions can be mitigated by appropriately changing prices. While investment decisions need to be made years before demand is(More)