- Analysis and Design of Control Strategies in Manufacturing Systems with Serial Stages
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- Journal of the Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society, volume 18, issue 3, 1993, Pages 1~12
Abstract
Several alternative manufacturing control strategies are under study in the literature. They are, specifically, push system, pull system, conwip system, and as a special case, infinite buffer system. We focus on modeling, comparison analysis and design of these systems. The event epoch sequences of each system are generated which also enable us to compare their performance. Then the stochastic monotonicity of these enent epoch sequences in several important design parameters are established through the structure of the generalized semi-Markov schemes on which they are based. Finally, we solve the stochastic optimization problem which minimizes these event epochs. Our results supplement the applicability of some previously known results in the literature.