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PENA CALDERON, Diana Andrea; OREJUELA CABRERA, Juan Pablo  and  GIL GONZALEZ, Cristiam Andrés. Cutting stock problem, classification and approaches. Prospect. [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.1, pp.112-126. ISSN 1692-8261.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15665/rp.v15i1.718.

The Cutting stock problem is of great importance for manufacturing companies that involving the process of cutting large rolls of some material into small strips of different widths, considering the effect this has on product inventories in process and raw materials. Proper management of this problem not only generates beneficial economic but also generates sustainable impacts, to the extent that seeks a balance between the cost of inventory and process waste. This paper first presents an overview of what complexity means in solving a problem of this type in a company. His background is set out with the most important works in the literature, highlighting some Colombian jobs. Then, we present classification problem and suggestions from other aspects are provided to consider when addressed cutting stock problem. Finally are framed the four most common approaches to solution giving ideas for future research, hoping thereby contribute to the development of the topic.

Keywords : Inventory planning; Cutting stock; Mathematical modeling; Operations Planning; Waste minimization.

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