Bottleneck-oriented Logistic Analysis as a Basis for Business Re-engineering

  • T. Penz
  • P. Nyhuis
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To ensure short delivery time and high delivery performance it is necessary to have control over manufacturing procedures and to keep lead times to a minimum. At the same time production profitability must be guaranteed. The interaction between these (and other) objectives and occurring conflicts can be investigated with bottleneck-oriented logistic analysis, which makes it possible, for example, to determine ideal states and realizable values for lead times and inventory for existing or planned production structures. In addition, the system behaviour of the production can be investigated with varied side constraints; also the effects of measures taken to influence the logistics potential can be described qualitatively and quantitatively. This allows an objective-oriented optimization of the manufacturing procedures and structures with regard to business re-engineering.


Bottleneck-oriented logistic analysis logistic operating curves logistics positioning simulation. 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Penz
    • 1
  • P. Nyhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Production SystemsUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany

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