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# Stability strategies of manufacturing-inventory systems with unknown time-varying demand

• Corresponding author: Mingyong Lai
This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.71501069, No.71420107027, No.71201013), the Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No.2015JJ3090, No.2017JJ3330), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (No.2016M590742), the Humanities and Social Sciences Project of the Ministry of Education of China (No.14YJA860025), the Quantitative Economics Key Laboratory Program of Guangxi (No.2015ZD01).
• For a manufacturing-inventory system, its stability and robustness are of particular important. In the literature, most manufacturing-inventory models are constructed based on deterministic demand assumption. However, demands for many real-world manufacturing-inventory systems are non-deterministic. To minimize the gap between theory and practice, we construct two models for the inventory control problem involving multi-machine and multi-product manufacturing-inventory systems with uncertain time-varying demand, where physical decay rate and shelf life are accounted for in the models. We then design state feedback control strategies to stabilize such systems. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory, sufficient conditions for robust stability, stabilization and control are derived in the form of linear matrix inequalities. Numerical examples are presented to show the potential applications of the proposed models.

Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 90B30; Secondary: 93D15.

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• Figure 1.  Time history of system (4.1) with $u(t)=[u_1(t), u_2(t)]^T= [1.6, 1.2]^T$ and $\omega(t)=[\omega_1(t), \omega_2(t)]^T= [\omega_{01} \sin(a_1 t +b_1), \omega_{02} \sin(a_2 t +b_2)]^T$, where $\omega_{01}=0.15$, $\omega_{02}=0.1$, $a_1=16$, $b_1=10$, $a_2=20$ and $b_2=2$. Feedback control is applied to the system when $t=90$

Figure 2.  Time history of $z(t)$ and $\omega (t)$ for system (4.1) with feedback control applied to the system. Here, $u(t)=[u_1(t), u_2(t)]^T= [1.6, 1.2]^T$ and $\omega(t)=[\omega_1(t), \omega_2(t)]^T= [\omega_{01} \sin(a_1 t +b_1), \omega_{02} \sin(a_2 t +b_2)]^T$, where $\omega_{01}=0.15$, $\omega_{02}=0.1$, $a_1=16$, $b_1=10$, $a_2=20$ and $b_2=2$

Figure 3.  Time history of system (4.2) with $u(t)=[u_1(t), u_2(t)]^T= [1.5, 0.9]^T$ and $\omega(t)=[\omega_1(t), \omega_2(t)]^T= [\omega_{01} \sin(a_1 t +b_1), \omega_{02} \sin(a_2 t +b_2)]^T$, where $w_{01}=0.055$, $w_{02}=0.04$, $a_1=16$, $b_1=10$, $a_2=20$ and $b_2=2$. Feedback control is applied to the system when $t=50$.

Figure 4.  Time history of $z(t)$ and $\omega (t)$ for system (4.2) with feedback control applied to the system. Here, $u(t)=[u_1(t), u_2(t)]^T= [1.5, 0.9]^T$ and $\omega(t)=[\omega_1(t), \omega_2(t)]^T= [\omega_{01} \sin(a_1 t +b_1), \omega_{02} \sin(a_2 t +b_2)]^T$, where $w_{01}=0.055$, $w_{02}=0.04$, $a_1=16$, $b_1=10$, $a_2=20$ and $b_2=2$

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