Models for Component Commonality in Multistage Production

  title={Models for Component Commonality in Multistage Production},
  author={M. A. Wazed and Shafeeque Ahmed and Y. Nukman and Nader Ale Ebrahim},
Use of common parts for different products (commonality) is important methods for managing product variety and preserving competitiveness in the age of mass customization and supply chain competition. In literature, the advantages of inclusion of common components in a product family are well established. Unfortunately, most of the works have been conducted via simulation or conceptual thinking. The mathematical models in the premises are not adequate for production, planning and control in… CONTINUE READING