SUNDAY 16 MAY 1999

17:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-19:00 Welcome / Opening of the Conference Chairman: Prof. S. Gershwin
19:00-20:00 J. A. Buzacott, York Univ., Canada

"Issues and challenges for manufacturing system modelling and analysis"

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MONDAY 17 MAY 1999

09:30-11:00

M1 SESSION

M1.1 Y. Dallery, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France

"Extending the scope of analytical methods for performance evaluation of manufacturing flow systems"

Chairman: Prof. J. A. Buzacott
M1.2 J. Mac Gregor-Smith, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA

"Convexity, buffer allocation, and finite buffer blocking probabilities"

M1.3 S. B. Gershwin, M.I.T., USA

"System analysis, design, and control: Unification and decomposition"

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:30

M2 SESSION

M2.1 J. G. Shantikumar*, S. H. Xu**, *Univ. of California, USA, ** The Pennsylvania State Univ., USA

"Strong asymptotic optimality of focuced factory"

Chairman: Prof. S. Gershwin
M2.2 K. Frank, R. Zhang and I. Duenyas, Univ. of Michigan, USA

"Inventory control and rationing in system with deterministic and stochastic sources of demand"

M2.3 D. D. Yao, Columbia Univ., USA

"Base-stock control, Kanban control, and a network of inventory queues"

M2.4 S. M. Meerkov, Univ. of Michigan,USA

"Improvability of production systems: Theory and applications"

13:30-16:00 Lunch Break
16:00-17:30

M3 SESSION

M3.1 H. Kuhn, Catholic Univ. of Eichstaett, Germany

"Performance evaluation of automated flow line systems with limited repair capacities"

Chairman: Prof. T. Altiok
M3.2 D. D. Spinellis and C. T. Papadopoulos, Univ. of  the Aegean, Greece

"Production line buffer allocation: Genetic algorithms versus simulated annealing"

M3.3 R. Levantesi, A. Matta and T. Tolio, Politacnico di Milano, Italy

"Exponential two machine line with multiple failure modes and finite buffer capacity"

M3.4 R. Levantesi, A. Matta and T. Tolio, Politacnico di Milano, Italy

"A decomposition method for the performance evaluation of production lines with random processing times, multiple failure modes and finite buffer capacity"

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break
18:00-20:00

M4 SESSION

M4.1 H. Ishikura, Osaka Gakuin Univ., Japan

"Production planning of short life-cycle products in consideration of clearance sale"

Chairman: Prof. W. H. M. Zijm
M4.2 M.-O. Hongler, EPFL, Switzerland

"Optimal stopping and Gittins indices for piecewise deterministic evolution processes"

M4.3 N. Sbiti*, M. Di Mascolo** and M. Amghar*, *Univ. Mohammed V, Maroco, **Laboratoire d' Automatique de Grenoble, CNRS-INPG-UJF, France

"Analysis of base-stock controlled assembly systems"

M4.4 B. Tan, Koc Univ., Turkey

"Exact analysis of output variability in discrete material flow manufacturing systems"

M4.5 S. Yeralan and S. Kirli, Univ. of Florida, USA

"Production lines with smart stations"

M4.6 G. Gurkan* and F. Karaesmen**, *Tilburg Univ., Holland, **Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France

"Computation of optimal flow control policies of manufacturing system with multiple production rates"

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TUESDAY 18 MAY 1999

09:30-11:00

T1 SESSION

T1.1 W. H. M. Zijm, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Hollad

"Queueing models for multi-echelon, multi-identure maintenance systems"

Chairman: Prof. Y. Dallery
T1.2 R. W. Grubbstrom, Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden

"New development within MRP Theory"

T1.3 L Huang**, J. Q. Hu* and P. Vakili*, *Boston Univ., USA, **J.D. Edwards and world Source Company, USA

"Optimal control of a multi-state manufacturing system: Control of production rate and temporary increase in capacity"

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:30

T2 SESSION

T2.1 H. Darabi and M. A. Jafari, Rutgers Univ., USA

"Supervisory control under incomplete plant model"

Chairman: Prof. J. Mac Gregor-Smith
T2.2 P. M. Paradalos* and L. S. Pitsoulis**, *Univ. of Florida, USA, **Princeton Univ., USA

"Nonlinear assignment problems in manufacturing"

T2.3 D. W. Glenn and S. M. Pollock, Univ. of Michigan, USA

"Process adjustment for assemblies: Should componets, or assemblies, be made to specifications?"

T2.4 F. Karaesmen*, J. A. Buzacott** and Y. Dallery*, *Univ. of Pierre et Marie Curie, France, **York Univ., Canada

"Integrating advance information in pull type control mechanisms for multi-stage production"

13:30-16:00 Lunch Break
16:00-17:30

T3 SESSION

T3.1 B. Rouwenhorst*, G.-J. van Houtum** and W. H. M. Zijm, *Univ. of Twente, Holland, **Eindhoven Univ. of   Technology, Holland

"Analysis of batching for a carousel in a production environment"

Chairman: Prof. J. G. Shanthikumar
T3.2 K. Spiliopoulos and S. Sofianopoulou, Univ. of  Pireaus, Greece

"Designing manufacturing dells using a Tabu Search approach"

T3.3 J. Geraghty and C. Heavy, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland

"Simulation model development in SMEs - A critique"

T3.4 M. M. Fadiloglou* and S. Yeralan**, *Bilkent Univ. Turkey, **Univ. of Florida, USA

"On the properties of Markovian models of production lines"

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break
18:00-20:00

T4 SESSION

T4.1 S. Yang, S. J. Hu and Y. Koren, Univ. of Michigan, USA

"Approximate analysis of production lines with loop, scrapping and serial/parallel blocks"

Chairman: Prof. D. Yao
T4.2 G. Liberopoulos and S. Koukoumialos, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

"Single-state Kanban-type mechanisms with fixed-batch size"

T4.3 N. Bilalis*, A. Xanthas* and G. Kartsounis**, *Technical Univ. of Crete, Greece, **Agricultural Univ. of Athens, Greece

"Technical and qualitative card: a framework for developing production control and monitoring systems for the textile sector"

T4.4 V. Moustakis, Technical Univ. of Crete, Greece

"Positioning machine learning in operations management: Past, present and future potential"

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WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 1999

09:30-11:30

W1 SESSION

W1.1 T. Altiok, Rutgers Univ., USA

"Responding to customer demands by continuously reducing lead times"

Chairman: Prof. L. Laios
W1.2 M. Burman, Analytics Inc., USA

"Sales forecasting and forward planning: Techniques for improving their accuracy in order to optimize the use of resources"

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-14:00

W2 SESSION

W2.1 S. Helber, Tecnhical Univ. of Clausthal, Germany

"Supply chain management: Make-or-buy decision making"

Chairman: Prof. K. Pappis
W2.2 W. H. M. Zijm, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Holland

"Capacity planning, workload control and scheduling of discrete manufacturing systems"

14:00-16:00 Lunch Break
16:00-17:0

W3 SESSION

W3.1 T. Kallianos, EU, Belgium

"Structural changesin the European integrated market: Their effect on Greek enterprices"

Chairman: Prof. A. Merikas
17:00-17:45

M4 SESSION

W4.1 S. Makris and J. M. Bennet, Telcordia Tecnologies, USA

"Procedural errors in telecom industry: A cause of great concern"

Chairman: Prof. S. Katsikas
17:45-18:15 Coffee Break
18:15-19:45

W5 SESSION

W5.1 K. G. Zografos and I. M. Giannoyli, Athens Univ. of Economics and Business, Greece

"Evaluating the performance of intermodal logistics operations"

Chairman: Prof. J. Darzentas
W5.2 N. Viswanadham* and N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan**, *National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore, **I.I.Sc., Bangalore, India

"Lead time models for analysis of supply chain networks"

W5.3 F. E. H. Tay, S. Y. Lim, T. H. Goh and N. Viswanadham, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore,

"Mass customization through internet"

W5.4 K. G. Zografos and G. M. Vasilakis, Athens Univ. of Economics and Business, Greece

"Modeling logistical decisions for petroleum products distribution companies"

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THURSDAY 20 MAY 1999

10:00-17:00 TINOS ISALND TOUR
18:00-19:00 Closing  of the Conference Chairman: Prof. M. E. J. O'Kelly

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