Optimal control of pull manufacturing systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • The problem of optimal control of a pull model of manufacturing systems is examined by studying a fluid model of a flowshop, with buffer holding costs non-decreasing along the route. The system is subject to a constant exogenous demand, thus incurring additional shortfall/inventory costs. The objective is to determine an optimal control which minimizes the sum of buffer holding costs and system shortfall/inventory costs, subject to an exogenous demand of constant rate.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of 1994 American Control Conference - ACC '94

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of 1994 American Control Conference - ACC '94

author list (cited authors)

  • Perkins, J. R., & Kumar, P. R.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Perkins, JR||Kumar, PR

publication date

  • January 1994