The throughput of multistation production lines with no intermediate buffers

Hrissoleon T. Papadopoulos

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Abstract

This paper concerns the throughput rate of multistation reliable production lines with no intermediate buffers. Processing times at the service stations are independent, exponential random variables, possibly with different means. We extend the work started in E. J. Muth (1984) to provide an algorithm that allows for the efficient computation of longer lines and to provide results for the nonidentical server case. A result is presented which provides the distribution function of the holding time at the stations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-715
Number of pages4
JournalOperations Research
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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