Monotone bounds on the productivity of fixed-cycle production lines

dc.contributor.authorChansaenwilai, Petcharaten
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial Engineering and Operations Researchen
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-26T20:32:07Zen
dc.date.available2021-10-26T20:32:07Zen
dc.date.issued1983en
dc.description.abstractThis research analyzes a class of fixed-cycle production lines. The main concern is the productivity of the lines. Productivity is defined to be the average number of items produced per unit time in the long run. Closed form solutions are derived for the productivity of a two-machine line with dependent machines. These solutions are used to obtain bounds on the productivity of longer lines. The transition matrix associated with an N-machine line is shown to be stochastically monotone yielding monotone increasing lower bounds and monotone decreasing upper bounds which converge to the productivity of the line. These results are then extended to include lines with Markov machines. With the transition matrix in this case having a conditional monotone property, the monotonicity of the bounds is maintained.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentviii, 52 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/106319en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 10969195en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1983.C5256en
dc.subject.lcshAssembly-line methodsen
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial productivityen
dc.titleMonotone bounds on the productivity of fixed-cycle production linesen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial Engineering and Operations Researchen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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