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dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Stephen R.
dc.contributor.authorBuss, Arnold H.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-02T22:00:02Z
dc.date.available2015-07-02T22:00:02Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45512
dc.description.abstractThe management of bottlenecks has become a central topic in the planning and control of production systems. In this paper, we critically analyze bottlenecks from an economic perspective. Using a queueing network model, we demonstrate that bottlenecks are inevitable when there are differences in job arrival rates, processing rates, or costs of productive resources. These differences naturally lead to the creation of bottlenecks both for facilities design and demand planning problems. To evaluate bottlenecks from an economic perspective, we develop the notion of an "economic bottleneck," which defines resources as bottlenecks based on economic, rather than physical, characteristics.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleEconomic Analysis of Production Bottlenecksen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorManufacturingen_US
dc.subject.authorbottlenecksen_US
dc.subject.authorcapacity designen_US
dc.subject.authordemand managementen_US
dc.subject.authoreconomic analysisen_US


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