Simulation of the performance of production strategies for the ELSP under different scenarios of complexity depending on the number of items and utilization

Raul Cortes Fibla, Pilar I. Vidal-Carreras, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater


This study analyzes the behavior of various production strategies for the ELSP, depending on the context of complexity and uncertainty in which they are used. We analyzed the performance of various heuristics designed for the classical ELSP problem.We evaluated total cost in different scenarios with respect to the number of items and the utilization level. The simulation results show a direct relationship between the performance of the strategies, and therefore their suitability, and the production environment. Furthermore, we have proven that the variation in performance does not follow the same pattern for each strategy, which reinforces the significance of this study in the process of designing a production strategy for the ELSP.



ELSP; Complexity; Uncertainty; Simulation; Scheduling

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