Comparison of different methods for CONWIP parameter setting – a review
A. Hübl, K. Altendorfer, H. Jodlbauer, J. Pilstl - Comparison of different methods for CONWIP parameter setting – a review in Forschungsbeiträge zur Logistik (Editors: F. Staberhofer, C. Engelhardt-Nowitzki) - Shaker Verlag, 2010, pp. 15
One of the most difficult aspects of running a production control system is to identify the optimal parameter setting. Although CONWIP was invented nearly 2 decades ago and is actively discussed in scientific papers, it is still rarely used in companies. This paper provides a literature review on the state of the art in parameter setting of WIP cap, work-ahead window, dispatching rules and capacity trigger of a CONWIP system in a MTO environment.