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Fluctuations of the production output of transfer lines

The fluctuations around the average throughput delivered by simple production system were investigated using a fluid modeling approach. A special consideration is paid to the buffered production dipole for which an explicit estimation for an stationary variance of the throughput is calculated.

    Keywords: Inventory control ; Mathematical models ; Process engineering ; Production control ; Productivity ; Resource allocation ; Scheduling ; Strategic planning ; Throughput ; Alternating renewal processes ; Batch completion time ; Buffered production dipoles ; Fluid modeling method ; Production flows ; Computer integrated manufacturing


    Département de Microtechnique, Institut de Microtechnique, E.P.F.L, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Dept. de Mathématiques, E.P.F.L, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

    Cited By (since 1996): 6

    Export Date: 6 December 2012

    Source: Scopus


    doi: 10.1023/A:1008942917166

    Language of Original Document: English

    Correspondence Address: Ciprut, Philippe; E.P.F.L., Lausanne, Switzerland

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