Stochastic Modeling of Manufacturing Systems

Advances in Design, Performance Evaluation, and Control Issues

  • George Liberopoulos
  • Chrissoleon T. Papadopoulos
  • Barış Tan
  • J. M. Smith
  • Stanley B. Gershwin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Factory Design

    1. J. MacGregor Smith
      Pages 3-25
  3. Unreliable Production Lines

  4. Queueing Network Models of Manufacturing Systems

    1. Marcel van Vuuren, Ivo J.B.F. Adan, Simone A.E. Resing-Sassen
      Pages 169-192
    2. Stelios Koukoumialos, George Liberopoulos
      Pages 193-222
    3. L. Spanjers, J.C.W. van Ommeren, W.H.M. Zijm
      Pages 223-252
    4. G.J. van Houtum, I.J.B.F. Adan, J. Wessels, W.H.M. Zijm
      Pages 289-305
  5. Stochastic Production Planning and Assembly

About this book


Manufacturing systems rarely perform exactly as expected and predicted. Unexpected events, such as order changes, equipment failures and product defects, affect the performance of the system and complicate decision-making. This volume is devoted to the development of analytical methods aiming at responding to variability in a way that limits its corrupting effects on system performance. The book includes fifteen novel chapters that mostly focus on the development and analysis of performance evaluation models of manufacturing systems using decomposition-based methods, Markovian and queuing analysis, simulation, and inventory control approaches. They are organized into four distinct sections to reflect their shared viewpoints: factory design, unreliable production lines, queuing network models, production planning and assembly.


Manufacturing Manufacturing System Performance evaluation Simulation Stochastic models calculus capacity control design inventory modeling network models production production planning quality

Editors and affiliations

  • George Liberopoulos
    • 1
  • Chrissoleon T. Papadopoulos
    • 2
  • Barış Tan
    • 3
  • J. M. Smith
    • 4
  • Stanley B. Gershwin
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece
  2. 2.Department of Economic SciencesAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Graduate School of BusinessKoç UniversitySariyer, IstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  5. 5.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26579-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29057-5
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