A cost model for justifying the acceptance of rush orders

Muh-Cherng Wu*, S. Y. Chen

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Rush orders are immediate customer demands which exceed the expectation of the currently effective MPS (master production schedule). Even though such orders are quite common to companies in a dynamic market, most existing studies published in the relevant literature seldom discuss the economical justification of accepting such an order. This paper proposes a mixed integer programming model for computing the cost of accepting the production of a rush order. The computed cost value could serve as a valuable reference for justifying the economics of accepting a rush order, and help determine its pricing strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1963-1974
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


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