A multiple objective shift allocation model

Kenneth D. Lawrence, Gary R. Reeves, Sheila M. Lawrence

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This paper is concerned with a production planning problem of allocating production items to production shifts on production lines in a multiple objective decision environment. The problem is modeled and solutions are generated using integer goal programming techniques. Objectives are formulated not only in terms of minimizing the sum of deviations from goal target levels, but also in terms of minimizing the maximum deviation. Test results indicate that the model structure and solution process utilized can provide decision makers with a good set of representative solutions in a rather complex multiple objective decision environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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