International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 15-16, P5215-5238 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1553314 View full text
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Timothy Sprock, Conrad Bock, Leon F. McGinnis

Abstract: This paper reviews and classifies literature on operational control of discrete event logistics systems (DELS). Operational control manipulates the flow of items through a DELS. Each control problem addressed in the surveyed literature is classified based on the control decision that the analysis model is formulated to support. These control decisions are defined by abstract functional definitions focusing on analysis model inputs, outputs, and variables. This classification of control problems shows that fiv…

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