Synopses & Reviews
The subject of the book is to show recent developments and new perspectives of operations research in the area of production planning and control as they were presented on an international conference on this matter. Problems dealt with are general planning and modelling approaches in production, flexible manufacturing systems, production planning and control systems as well as computer integrated manufacturing, scheduling, lot-sizing, inventory control and quality assurance. Mathematical programming, control theory, simulations, genetic algorithms and neural networks are applied as solution techniques.
This proceedings volume contains selected and refereed contributions that were presented at the conference on Recent Developments and New Perspectives of Operations Research in the Area of Production Planning and Control in Hagen/Germany, 25. - 26. June 1992. This conference was organized with the cooperation of the FernuniversiHit Hagen and was jointly hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Operations Research (DGOR) and the Manufacturing Special Interest Group of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA-SIGMA). For the organization of the conference we received generous financial support from the sponsors listed at the end of this volume. We wish to express our appreciation to all supporters for their contributions. This conference was the successor of the JOInt ORSA/DGOR-conference in Gaithersburg/Maryland, USA, on the 30. and 31. July 1991. Both OR-societies committed themselves in 1989 to host joint conferences on special topics of interest from the field of operations research. This goal has been successfully realized in the area of production management; and it should be an incentive to conduct similar joint conferences on other topics of operations research in the years to come. The 36 contributions in this proceedings volume deal with general and special problems in production planning as well as approaches and algorithms for their solution. They cover a wide range of operations research within product management and will therefore address a wide circle of interested readers among OR-scientists and professionals alike.