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dc.contributor.advisorWaheba, Gamal
dc.contributor.authorAlGhamdi, Faisal S.
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)-- Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing need for models that can determine the time buffer (TB) in applications of the theory of constraints (TOC) for production control, in particular the drum-buffer-rope (DBR) and the simplified drum-buffer-rope (S-DBR) applications. Several recent studies have emphasized the importance of assigning appropriate buffer size to minimize the total manufacturing costs and ensure on-time delivery. In this research, a new model was developed for determining the size of the TB based on six process and cost parameters. The model was developed based on Taguchi’s loss function, and allows a tradeoff between capacity and delay losses in determining the buffer size. This provided the means for overcoming limitations of existing models while maintaining simplicity as an appealing feature for practitioners. A numerical example is included to illustrate the model’s applicability and highlight its advantages. In addition, statistical analysis was conducted to investigate model performance over a wide range of parameters. Results indicated that the model is most sensitive to changes in the processing time at the capacity-constrained resource (CCR) and the maximum delay that can be tolerated
dc.format.extentxiv, 80
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.rightsCopyright 2016 by Faisal S. AlGhamdi
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertations
dc.titleEconomic approach for determining the size of the time buffer in the theory of constrainst

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