%0 Journal Article
%T Determination of the Number of Kanbans and Batch Sizes in a JIT Supply Chain System
%J Scientia Iranica
%I Sharif University of Technology
%Z 1026-3098
%A Chaharsooghi, S.K.
%A Sajedinejad, A.
%D 2010
%\ 12/01/2010
%V 17
%N 2
%P -
%! Determination of the Number of Kanbans and Batch Sizes in a JIT Supply Chain System
%K Supply chain
%K JIT
%K Stochastic demand
%K Batch size
%K Kanban
%R
%X Under stochastic demand in the multi-stage SCM in a JIT environment, the probability
of generating a function of the stationary distributions of the backlogged demand was extended. The
batch size of WIPs has a great impact on the packing, unpacking or transferring costs of a chain; it
has been attempted to integrate the delivery batch size of each plant in a multi-stage serial chain with
the production-ordering and supplier kanbans of the chain. An algorithm was developed to evaluate the
optimal numbers of kanbans and batch sizes of each plant by minimizing the total cost of a chain. A
numerical example is also provided to indicate the signicance of adding the proposed assumptions, as
well as demonstrating the approach adopted towards solving the problem.
%U http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_3363_739258fd6616787052fcc11acde87973.pdf