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dc.contributor.advisorWhitman, Lawrence E.
dc.contributor.authorVenkataraju, Ram Prasaad
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-02T19:55:27Z
dc.date.available2011-09-02T19:55:27Z
dc.date.copyright2010en
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.othert10126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3755
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.en_US
dc.description.abstractBuffers are inventory held in between machines to avoid stockout of parts. When a company has large buffer quantities between machines the inventory holding cost increases. Reducing the amount in a buffer increases the chance of stockout and hence will have a direct impact on the throughput of the line. Hence there is a need to maximize the throughput of the production line for a minimum quantity of buffers carried between machines. In large volume manufacturing, homogeneous unreliable serial parallel production lines are typical. For this line, a method is developed to identify the buffer allocation that maximizes the throughput of the line with a constraint on the maximum buffer size that can be held in the line. The developed method is implemented in case studies to identify buffer allocation that maximizes throughput.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 167 leaves, ill.en
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Ram Prasaad Venkataraju, 2010. All rights reserveden
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titleBuffer allocation in an unreliable homogeneous serial parallel production lineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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