Consistency of the disaggregation process in hierarchical planning. (English) Zbl 0604.90068

This paper deals with the planning process of a manufacturing system in which the aggregation of products sharing similar characteristics leads to a hierarchical structure. It gives special attention to the consistency of decisions in a two-level structure, and presents necessary and sufficient conditions for consistency of a disaggregation procedure. Using a subset of these conditions improves upon the disaggregation procedure proposed by G. R. Bitran and A. C. Hax [in: Disaggregating Problems in Manufacturing and Service Organizations, L. P. Ritzman et al. (eds.), Boston (1979)].


90B30 Production models
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