Models and Solution Techniques for Production Planning Problems with Increasing Byproducts

We consider a production planning problem where the production process creates a mixture of desirable products and undesirable byproducts. In this production process, at any point in time the fraction of the mixture that is an undesirable byproduct increases monotonically as a function of the cumulative mixture production up to that time. The mathematical formulation … Read more

Locally Ideal Formulations for Piecewise Linear Functions with Indicator Variables

In this paper, we consider mixed integer linear programming (MIP) formulations for piecewise linear functions (PLFs) that are evaluated when an indicator variable is turned on. We describe modifications to standard MIP formulations for PLFs with desirable theoretical properties and superior computational performance in this context. Citation Technical Report #1788, Computer Sciences Department, University of … Read more