Kanban-Controlled Manufacturing Systems

  • Georg N. Krieg

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 549)

About this book


5th Werner Kern Award for Productivity Research 2005

Kanban control systems bear a great potential to significantly improve operations. A company may reap the full benefits of kanban control only after determining an optimal or near-optimal system configuration. To do that, methods are needed to evaluate the performance and operating costs of individual system configurations. We propose an innovative construction-kit approach that enables us to build stochastic analytical models of a large class of single- and multi-product kanban systems. The presented construction-kit approach may be extended and augmented in various directions.



Analysis Kanban Manufacturing Manufacturing System Markov Chain Multi-product System Performance Analysis Stochastic Modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg N. Krieg
    • 1
  1. 1.Production and Operations Management, Faculty of Business Administration and EconomicsCatholic University of Eichstaett-IngolstadtIngolstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22999-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27146-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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