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[Editor:] Blecker, Thorsten [Editor:] Kersten, Wolfgang [Editor:] Ringle, Christian M. [Title:] Operational Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chains: Optimization Methods, Data-driven Approaches and Security Insights. Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL), Vol. 22 [ISBN:] 978-3-7375-4058-2 [Publisher:] epubli GmbH [Place:] Berlin [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 73-95
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In today's production environment with shortened product lifecycles, phase-outs, i.e. product elimination from production, become regular events. Badly planned phase-outs lead to high remaining stock levels after end of production, causing immense sunk costs. Previously performed 26 interviews revealed that this is a major challenge in current production (Grussenmeyer and Blecker, 2014; Grussenmeyer, Gencay and Blecker, 2014). Therefore, the objective of this paper is to develop a material requirements planning focusing on remaining stock induced costs during phase-out to plan optimal phase-out quantity and phase-out date. The research is conceptually driven and proposes an example of the methodology.
Product Elimination
Production Planning and Control
Remaining Stock Costs
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