Theodor Freiheit

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The productivity of a manufacturing system is greatly influenced by the configuration of the manufacturing system. This paper examines the importance of configuration on productivity , and the improvements that can be obtained by bufferless parallel-serial configurations , i.e. multiple machining lines in parallel, both with and without crossover between(More)
Using parallelism in bufferless production lines can improve productivity, with significant productivity gains achieved with crossover. However, including crossover in the line implies additional material-handling requirements that may reduce the availability of the system. This paper examines if parallel systems with crossover between the stages are more(More)
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