Multiproduct cycling with packaging in the process industry

R. Heuts, P. Nederstigt, W. Roebroek, W. Selen

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A practical problem often encountered in the polymerization processing industry involves the multiproduct cycling problem in combination with the storage assignment problem. In this research we assume that products are stocked as bulk goods in a container park or in smaller individual bags. However, when bulk demand exceeds available bulk stock levels, then bags are "cut-in" and the contents put in containers to satisfy bulk demand. It appears that this extended multiproduct cycling problem analysis with newly added "cut-in" costs and fixed container assignments can lead to substantial cost improvements. A number of extensions to the solution methodology are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-491
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • container assignment
  • muutiproduct cycling
  • polymerization industry
  • production planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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