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The performance of due date setting rules in assembly and multi-stage job shops: an assessment by simulation

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The performance of due date setting rules in assembly and multi-stage job shops : an assessment by simulation. / Thurer, Matthias; Huang, George; Stevenson, Mark; Silva, Cristovao; Filho, Moacir.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 20, 2012, p. 5949-5965.

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Thurer, M, Huang, G, Stevenson, M, Silva, C & Filho, M 2012, 'The performance of due date setting rules in assembly and multi-stage job shops: an assessment by simulation', International Journal of Production Research, vol. 50, no. 20, pp. 5949-5965. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.638942

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Thurer, Matthias ; Huang, George ; Stevenson, Mark ; Silva, Cristovao ; Filho, Moacir. / The performance of due date setting rules in assembly and multi-stage job shops : an assessment by simulation. In: International Journal of Production Research. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 20. pp. 5949-5965.

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