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  • Fernandes et al. 2017

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Load-based POLCA: an assessment of the load accounting approach

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Publication date13/04/2017
Host publicationRecent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies: World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST)
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Ana Maria Correia, Hojjat Adeli, Luis Paulo Reis, Sandra Costanzo
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages397-405
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319565385
ISBN (Print)9783319565378
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventWorldCIST 2017: Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 11/04/201713/04/2017
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-56535-4

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ConferenceWorldCIST 2017: Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period11/04/1713/04/17
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NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume570
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

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ConferenceWorldCIST 2017: Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period11/04/1713/04/17
Internet address

Abstract

POLCA (i.e. Paired-cell Overlapping Loops of Cards with Authorization) is a card-based decision support system for production control developed to support the adoption of Quick Response Manufacturing. In POLCA, the flow of jobs through the production system is controlled through a combination of release authorisations and production control cards - POLCA cards. In this paper, we discuss a load-based version of the POLCA system (LB-POLCA), which draws on recent insights from the Workload Control literature. In this context, a question arises: what is the load (e.g. in hours) that a POLCA card should represent? Using simulation, we demonstrate that insights from the Workload Control literature cannot be straight transferred to the POLCA system. Results further demonstrate that significant performance improvements for all card acquisition rules considered in this study can be realized when the POLCA card represents the operation time the job imposes to the second station of the pair.

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56538-5_40