Investigation of interstage buffering and its effects

Publication Year:
1967
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Repository URL:
https://preserve.lehigh.edu/etd/3586
Author(s):
Kitter, Richard A.
Tags:
Industrial Engineering
thesis / dissertation description
While the process times of stages in a production line will vary from stage to stage about some distibution mean, delay time in the line can be minimized by decoupling the stages. A functional relationship is presented for determining the optimum buffer capacity for a known output rate.