In this paper we apply attainable region approach to the integration of SC hierarchical levels. The main idea behind this kind of framework is to find a new set of constraints that adequately represent the scheduling constraints (Sung and Maravelias, 2007). This new set of constraints is formulated using the production rates and the design variable representing whether an equipment technology is installed or not. Then, this set of constraints is added to the design-planning problem in order to integrate the SC hierarchical decision levels. Validation of the proposed approach and resulting potential benefits are highlighted through a case study. Moreover, the results obtained of this particular case study are examined and discussed towards future work.
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