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In this paper we study the operating behaviour and performance of reliable, unpaced and unbalanced serial production lines with either imbalanced service time means, unequal coefficients of variation, or uneven buffer capacities. The lines were simulated with various values of line length, buffer storage size, degree of imbalance, coefficient of variation,(More)
The impact of failure, repair and joint imbalance of processing time means & buffer sizes on the performance of unpaced production lines. HAL is a multidisciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in(More)
This paper investigates the behaviour of unpaced serial production lines with two concurrent imbalance sources, namely, lines that are simultaneously unbalanced with respect to either their work time means (MTs) and variability-as depicted by the coefficients of variation of processing times (CVs), their MTs and buffer capacities (BCs), or their CVs and(More)
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