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On the integration of input and output control: workload control order release

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On the integration of input and output control : workload control order release. / Thurer, Matthias; Stevenson, Mark; Land, Martin.

In: International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 174, 04.2016, p. 43-53.

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Thurer, Matthias ; Stevenson, Mark ; Land, Martin. / On the integration of input and output control : workload control order release. In: International Journal of Production Economics. 2016 ; Vol. 174. pp. 43-53.

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abstract = "Workload Control is a production planning and control concept developed for high-variety jobshops. It integrates two control mechanisms: (i) input control, to regulate the inflow of work tothe system; and (ii) output control, which uses capacity adjustments to regulate the outflow ofwork from the system. Much Workload Control research has focused on input control, whileoutput control has been largely neglected. Only recently has research emerged that usesWorkload Control theory to guide capacity adjustments. Yet this literature focuses on capacityadjustments (output control) only – it fails to integrate it with Workload Control{\textquoteright}s input controlelement. In response, this study explores the performance impact of Workload Control wheninput control (controlled order release) and output control (capacity adjustments) are combined.Job shop simulation results demonstrate that input and output control can and should playcomplementary roles. Both elements significantly enhance performance in isolation, andperformance effects appear to complement each other. Further, results indicate that the choice ofthe workload threshold that triggers capacity adjustments has a stronger impact on performancethan the actual size of the adjustment. The measure of workload used to guide the load-basedorder release decision is also used to determine the workload threshold that triggers the capacityadjustment. This facilitates implementation in practice. Finally, although our study is onWorkload Control, the findings have important implications for other production planning andcontrol concepts.",
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