Unified View of Pull Production Systems
The operation and control characteristics of some control policies from basic to hybrid ones are described in this chapter. Basic control policies include Kanban, CONWIP, and Base-stock. The simplest is the CONWIP, which has only a single control parameter for the entire production line, whereas Kanban and Base-stock controls require one control parameter for each production stage. Hybrid control policies include Kanban-CONWIP, Generalized Kanban, and Extended Kanban. Among the hybrid controls, we only describe the simplest one, the CONWIP-Kanban, which requires one control parameter for each production stage and one additional parameter for the entire production line.
KeywordsControl Policy Production Stage Output Buffer Demand Information Kanban System
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