Transient Behavior in a Flexible Assembly System

TitleTransient Behavior in a Flexible Assembly System
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsS. McCormick, T., Pinedo M. L., Shenker S. J., & Wolf B.
Published inInternational Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Other Numbers3500

We consider an assembly line with m stations in series having finite-capacity buffers. Blocking occurs when buffers are full. There are M different types of products to be assembled, each with its own processing requirements. There is a production target set for each type. We give tight bounds on how long it takes such a system to reach steady state for a given cyclic schedule.

Bibliographic Notes

International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 27-44

Abbreviated Authors

T. McCormick, M. Pinedo, S. Shenker, and B. Wolf

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine