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Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems with Multiple-Loop Structures

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Show simple item record Zhang, Zhenyu Gershwin, Stanley B. 2005-12-13T17:49:36Z 2005-12-13T17:49:36Z 2006-01
dc.description.abstract Kanban and Constant Work-In-Process (CONWIP) control methods are designed to impose tight controls over inventory, while providing a satisfactory production rate. This paper generalizes systems with kanban or CONWIP control as assembly/disassembly networks with multiple-loop structures. We present a stochastic mathematical model which integrates the information control flows into material flows. Graph theory is used to analyze the multiple-loop structures. An efficient analytical algorithm is developed for evaluating the expected production rate and inventory levels. The performance of the algorithm is reported in terms of accuracy, reliability and speed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST) en
dc.subject CONWIP en
dc.subject decomposition en
dc.subject graph theory en
dc.subject kanban en
dc.subject loop en
dc.title Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems with Multiple-Loop Structures en
dc.type Article en

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