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Title:The Performance Comparison of Fixed and Flexible Buffer Allocation Systems in Automated Transfer Lines (Production Management, Assembly Line)
Author(s):Yu, Jisoo
Department / Program:Business Administration
Discipline:Business Administration
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Business Administration, Management
Engineering, System Science
Abstract:One of the important problems in the design of an automated transfer line is the allocation of buffers under the restriction of an overall buffer limit. In the first part of the research, new heuristics are developed for the case of fixed buffer sizes, so as to maximize production efficiencies. Unlike the fixed buffer approach in the first part, the second part of the research attempts to vary the buffer size dynamically to cope with the changing operational condition of the transfer line. As the manufacturing system becomes more computerized, dynamic production control tenchiques such as the flexible buffer system will be in greater demand. We compare the flexible system with the fixed system in terms of the line efficiency. The simulation experiment shows that the flexible method based on the dynamic buffer allocation exceeds the performance of the fixed buffer approach.
Issue Date:1986
Description:158 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8701663
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1986

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