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dc.contributor.authorGreco, Michael P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:44:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:44:00Z
dc.date.issued1996-03-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08292008-063311en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44485
dc.description.abstract

The optimization of the performance of a constant Work-in-Progress (CONWIP) production system through the sequencing of its backlog list is investigated. The performance measures considered are throughput, optimum WIP level (m*), and flow time. Analysis of the effects of sequence dependent bottlenecks on system performance is provided. A procedure is presented to determine a lower bound for (m*) given the product mix. A method that determines (m*) given the sequence of jobs is provided. A heuristic algorithm is provided for the purpose of determining a sequence to minimize (m*). The algorithm attempts to sequence the jobs to achieve the "best fit" between consecutive jobs so that machine and job idle times are minimized. The algorithm is tested through computer implementation to reveal its proficiency.

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dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.G743.pdfen_US
dc.subjectqueueingen_US
dc.subjectthroughputen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.G743en_US
dc.titleSequencing policy for a CONWIP production systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSarin, Subhash C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDar-el, E. Z.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIoannou, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKobza, John E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08292008-063311/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-08-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-08-29
dc.date.adate2008-08-29en_US


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