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The Performance of Kanban Controlled Serial Production Systems

  • John A. Buzacott
  • Suzanne M. Price
  • J. George Shanthikumar
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Abstract

Manufacturing cells arranged in series with work flow controlled using Kanbans are considered. A number of approaches for approximating the performance of the system are described. Numerical tests of the approximations indicate the conditions under which they give excellent performance predictions, and also the type of imbalances between the cells when their accuracy is not so good. The approximations are relatively simple and provide insights into Kanban system behavior.

Keywords

Queue Length Customer Demand Queue Length Distribution Kanban System Pull System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin· Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Buzacott
    • 1
  • Suzanne M. Price
    • 2
  • J. George Shanthikumar
    • 3
  1. 1.York UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of WaterlooCanada
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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