New approaches to due date assignment in job shops

Baykasoglu A., Gocken M., UNUTMAZ DURMUŞOĞLU Z. D.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.187, no.1, pp.31-45, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.02.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-45
  • Keywords: due date assignment, simulation, flowtime estimation, time series, FLOWTIME PREDICTION, TARDINESS CONTROL, RULES, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE, RELEASE, SYSTEM
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


In this study, two new approaches for due date assignment in job shops are evaluated. Proposed approaches use statistical prediction techniques for dynamic prediction of job flowtimes in a job shop environment as the job arrives to the shop floor. Primary objective of this research is to compare the performance of the proposed due date assignment model (PDDAM) with several conventional due date assignment models (CDDAM). For this purpose, simulation models are developed and comparisons of the PDDAM and CDDAM are made in terms of the mean absolute percent error (MAPE), mean percent error (MPE) and mean tardiness (MT). Simulation experiments showed that for many test conditions, PDDAM dominates CDDAM. Therefore, case by case findings are summarized in the paper. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.