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dc.contributor.advisorWaheba, Gamal
dc.contributor.authorAlGhamdi, Faisal S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-20T20:20:14Z
dc.date.available2017-07-20T20:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.otherd16037
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/13517
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.language.isoen_US
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
dc.typeDissertation


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