Stochastic Modeling of Manufacturing Systems: Advances in Design, Performance Evaluation, and Control Issues / Edition 1

Stochastic Modeling of Manufacturing Systems: Advances in Design, Performance Evaluation, and Control Issues / Edition 1

by George Liberopoulos
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540265791

ISBN-13: 9783540265795

Pub. Date: 09/06/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Manufacturing systems rarely perform exactly as expected and predicted. Unexpected events, such as order changes, equipment failures and product defects, affect the performance of the system and complicate decision-making. This volume is devoted to the development of analytical methods aiming at responding to variability in a way that limits its corrupting effects

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Overview

Manufacturing systems rarely perform exactly as expected and predicted. Unexpected events, such as order changes, equipment failures and product defects, affect the performance of the system and complicate decision-making. This volume is devoted to the development of analytical methods aiming at responding to variability in a way that limits its corrupting effects on system performance. The book includes fifteen novel chapters that mostly focus on the development and analysis of performance evaluation models of manufacturing systems using decomposition-based methods, Markovian and queuing analysis, simulation, and inventory control approaches. They are organized into four distinct sections to reflect their shared viewpoints: factory design, unreliable production lines, queuing network models, production planning and assembly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540265795
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/06/2005
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Dilemmas in factory design : paradox and paradigm3
Lean buffering in serial production lines with non-exponential machines29
Analysis of flow lines with Cox-2-distributed processing times and limited buffer capacity55
Performance evaluation of production lines with finite buffer capacity producing two different products77
Automated flow lines with shared buffer99
Integrated quality and quantity modeling of a production line121
Stochastic cyclic flow lines with blocking : Markovian models149
Performance analysis of multi-server tandem queues with finite buffers and blocking169
An analytical method for the performance evaluation of echelon kanban control systems193
Closed loop two-echelon repairable item systems223
A heuristic to control integrated multi-product multi-machine production-inventory systems with job shop routings and stochastic arrival, set-up and processing times253
Performance analysis of parallel identical machines with a generalized shortest queue arrival mechanism289
A review and comparison of hybrid and pull-type production control strategies307
Planning order releases for an assembly system with random operation times333
A multiperiod stochastic production planning and sourcing problem with service level constraints345

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