On the distribution of throughput of transfer lines

Date
2000
Authors
Dinçer, C.
Deler, B.
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Source Title
Journal of the Operational Research Society
Print ISSN
0160-5682
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1476-9360
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Volume
51
Issue
10
Pages
1170 - 1178
Language
English
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Article
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Transfer lines simply characterise the interrelationship of manufacturing stages with their buffers and they are used to model the key features of such manufacturing environments with simplifying assumptions. There is a vast literature on these systems, however, little has been done on the transient analysis of the transfer lines by making use of the higher order moments of their performance measures due to the difficulty in determining the evolution of the stochastic processes under consideration. This paper examines the transient behaviour of relatively short transfer lines and derives the distribution of the performance measures of interest. An experiment is designed in order to compare the results of this study with the state-space representations and the simulation. Furthermore, extensions are briefly discussed and directions for future research are suggested.

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Manufacturing, Transfer lines, Stochastic process evolution, Transient analysis, Steady-state analysis
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