Integration of production planning and scheduling: Overview, challenges and opportunities

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We review the integration of medium-term production planning and short-term scheduling. We begin with an overview of supply chain management and the associated planning problems. Next, we formally define the production planning problem and explain why integration with scheduling leads to better solutions. We present the major modeling approaches for the integration of scheduling and planning decisions, and discuss the major solution strategies. We close with an account of the challenges and opportunities in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1919-1930
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 10 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Mixed-integer programming
  • Production planning
  • Scheduling
  • Supply chain management


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