In this chapter, three pull production control systems, Kanban, CONWIP, and Base-stock are analyzed in serial production lines using the theory of token transaction systems. We provide an analytical comparison among those three control systems in a serial production line having two or more workstations, followed by a set of numerical experiments.
Converse Implication Output Buffer Maximum Cycle Kanban System Queue Network Model
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