Bottleneck Control

  • Hermann Lödding


Bottleneck Control is the simplest way to convert the bottleneck principle into a manufacturing control method: Every time a bottleneck workstation completes an order, a Bottleneck Control releases an order for production. Bottleneck Control sub-divides the production into a WIP controlled section up until and including the bottleneck workstation and a not WIP controlled section after the bottleneck workstation. In the following we will discuss this based on the example of a production line.


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  • Hermann Lödding
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  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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