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Setting Real Time WIP Levels in Production Lines

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dc.contributor.author Yang, R.L.
dc.contributor.author Subramaniam, Velusamy
dc.contributor.author Gershwin, Stanley B.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-13T17:40:09Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-13T17:40:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/29833
dc.description.abstract A new algorithm is developed for setting WIP level in production lines. It is a pull policy that determines when to authorize a job to be processed. Dynamic information in the system such as machine failures and repairs, and demand variations are taken into consideration to provide an efficient method to dynamically determine the WIP level. Two types of production lines are examined in this paper. The first is production lines which have few random interruptions and the second production line is exposed to frequent interruptions. Experiment results from these two types of production lines illustrate that the new algorithm generates higher service level with lower WIP compared to the CONWIP policy. In addition, the superiority of the new algorithm is more significant when the production line is exposed to frequent random interruptions. en
dc.description.sponsorship Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) en
dc.format.extent 128817 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST) en
dc.subject WIP en
dc.subject Production line en
dc.subject service level en
dc.title Setting Real Time WIP Levels in Production Lines en
dc.type Article en


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