An integrated purchase and production model for solar manufacturing

Rong-Kwei Li, Chang Fu Hsu, He Yau Kang, Amy H I Lee

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Abstract

How to improve competitive edges to meet rapidly changing technological innovations and dynamic customer needs is crucial for the survival and success of firms under a global competitive market. Many firms realize that a good supply chain management is a necessity in the intensive competitive international market. In consequence, it is important for a firm to provide products with a lower cost and good quality at the right time and place to maintain a competitive edge. In this paper, a joint replenishment model for multiple suppliers is developed using a mixed integer programming (MIP) to determine the optimal replenishment time and quantity. The model aims to solve the shortcomings of existing joint replenishment models and to increase the performance and customer satisfaction of the replenishment system. The proposed model is applied in a solar cell manufacturer to maintain a good integrated purchase and production plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Process and Equipment
Pages3441-3445
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Jun 2013
Event4th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2013 - Dalian, China
Duration: 30 Mar 201331 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume694 697
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ICMSE 2013
CountryChina
CityDalian
Period30/03/1331/03/13

Keywords

  • Integrated model
  • Mixed integer programming (mip)
  • Production
  • Purchase
  • Solar manufacturing

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