An Overview of Tradeoff Curve Analysis in the Design of Manufacturing Systems

@inproceedings{MorabitoAnOO,
  title={An Overview of Tradeoff Curve Analysis in the Design of Manufacturing Systems},
  author={Gabriel R. Bitran Reinaldo Morabito}
}
  • Gabriel R. Bitran Reinaldo Morabito
Uncertainty in manufacturing systems has long been the source of managerial complexity. In this paper we discuss the impact of different sources of uncertainty and present a methodology to assess their impact on system behavior. We introduce the concept of tradeoff curves as a characteristic of a manufacturing system and illustrate their use to make decisions concerning the amount and type of capacity necessary to manage the system efficiently, to assess the impact of products arrival and… CONTINUE READING