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Variance of the Output as a Function of Time: Production Line Dynamics

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  • Tan, B.
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    We consider Markovian models of discrete materials flow production systems. The transient behavior of a production line is investigated. Namely, mean and variance of the number of parts produced in a given time period conditioned on an arbitrary initial condition is determined by using a Markov reward model. Closed-form expression for the variance of the output from a single unreliable station is derived to illustrate the procedure.

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    Paper provided by Koc University in its series Papers with number 1997/19.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: 1997
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:kocuni:1997/19

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    Keywords: PRODUCTION ; MODELS;

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    1. Tan, Baris, 1998. "Effects of variability on the due-time performance of a continuous materials flow production system in series," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 87-100, January.

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