Production Lines

  • Vassilis S. Kouikoglou
  • Yannis A. Phillis
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Abstract

Production lines are among the most common types of production systems used in the industry. In spite of their simple structure, we can identify many varieties of production lines such as manual or automated, synchronous, asynchronous, or stochastic, controlled or uncontrolled, continuous or discrete, single-part, batch, or mixed, buffered or unbuffered, etc. In this chapter we study a class of single-part, open production lines with finite interstage buffers and deterministic production rates, which includes the two-stage system as a special case. We develop the hybrid models of continuous and discrete traffic using the event-based formalism discussed in the previous chapter. Other operating disciplines and particularities of the type described above can be incorporated into the models at minimum effort. Some extensions are discussed in Section 4.4.

Keywords

Production Line Hybrid Model Production Network Transient Time Cumulative Production 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vassilis S. Kouikoglou
    • 1
  • Yannis A. Phillis
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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