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Optimality of a Two-Threshold Feedback Control for a Manufacturing System With a Production Dependent Failure Rate

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1 Author(s)
Martinelli, F. ; Univ. di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome

We consider a Markovian, failure prone, single machine, single part-type, fluid flow, manufacturing system. The failure rate depends on the production rate through a non decreasing, piecewise constant function which may assume two values. The problem is to minimize a long term average expected cost which penalizes both the presence of waiting customers and the inventory surplus. We derive and prove the optimality of a policy which depends on two thresholds. The expression of these thresholds and of the optimal cost is also included in this note together with some numerical examples.

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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 10 )