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dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Stephen R.
dc.contributor.authorBuss, Arnold H.
dc.date1995
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-11T18:50:53Z
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dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationLawrence, S.R. and Buss, A.H., “Shifting Production Bottlenecks: Causes, Cures, and Conundrums,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1994, pp. 21-37.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60791
dc.description.abstractWe examine the phenomenon of shifting production bottlenecks fr m an analytic perspective. We quantify the propensity of a work center to be a bottleneck, defined as maximal queue length, using a simple Jackson production network model. Compa 'son of the analytic model against an empirical simulation-based model shows that the two are in good agreement. A scalar measure of bottleneck shiftiness is proposed and used to investigate several policies for mitigating shiftiness. Simulation experiments show that several commonly observed managerial policies for coping with shifting bottlenecks actually increase shiftiness. but that shiftiness declines when the capacity of non bottleneck resources is increased.
dc.format.extent1 p.
dc.publisherProduction and Operations Management Societyen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleShifting Production Bottlenecks: Causes, Cures, and Conundrumsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US
dc.subject.authorBottlenecks
dc.subject.authorUtilization
dc.subject.authorCapacity
dc.subject.authorQueueing Networks


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