Component commonality in assemble‐to‐order systems: Models and properties

Yigal Gerchak*, Mordechai Henig

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This article presents a general multiperiod model of an assemble‐to‐order system with component commonality and proves that its solution is myopic. The model is then endowed with a capacity or storage constraint, and the resulting behavior of optimal policies is investigated. Interestingly, with such constraint, the optimal stocks of product‐specific components can be lower in an assemble‐to‐order system than in a corresponding make‐to‐stock one, a behavior that is impossible in an unconstrained model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalNaval Research Logistics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1989


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