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|Title:||Cutting down trim-loss for competitive advantage. A Singaporean company's experience|
|Authors:||Yeong, Wee-Yong |
|Citation:||Yeong, Wee-Yong,Yue, Tong-Mui (1991). Cutting down trim-loss for competitive advantage. A Singaporean company's experience. Journal of the Operational Research Society 42 (8) : 649-654. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This paper concerns a study of the cutting-stock problem faced by a small company in the building components industry in Singapore. It involves the development of a simple heuristic procedure which is able to recommend cutting patterns tailored to the specific needs of the company. To help determine the appropriate stock lengths to order, a simulation-cum-sampling approach is proposed. The pattern-generating heuristic has been tested using real-life project data. The results obtained are very encouraging in that the goals set by the management of the firm are met well within the numerous constraints faced.|
|Source Title:||Journal of the Operational Research Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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