On the backlog-sequencing decision for extending the applicability of ConWIP to high-variety contexts:an assessment by simulation

@inproceedings{Threr2017OnTB,
  title={On the backlog-sequencing decision for extending the applicability of ConWIP to high-variety contexts:an assessment by simulation},
  author={Matthias Th{\"u}rer and Nuno O. Fernandes and Mark Stevenson and Ting Qu},
  year={2017}
}
Constant Work-in-Process (ConWIP) is a card-based control system that was developed for simple flow shops – a lack of load balancing capabilities hinders its application to more complex shops. In contrast, load balancing is an integral part of Workload Control, a production planning and control concept developed for high-variety environments. One means of load balancing evident in the Workload Control literature is through the use of a capacity slack-based backlog-sequencing rule. This study… CONTINUE READING

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