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Production Line Efficiency by Sabry Shaaban

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Unequal Means, Variabilities, and Buffers

As you have progressed through this chapter, you may have noticed that the complexity of the lines being simulated has grown. The more variables you have in simulation, the more numerous are the possible outcomes, and it can often be difficult to express the results in ordinary language. We are going to try exactly that, so if you are still not familiar with the principal ideas that were presented earlier, it might be worth casting your eye back a little and reminding yourself of them. You will see that we have given fewer details of the results, concerning ourselves instead with the general tendencies, as it is these that will be most useful when making decisions in production line design. You will note ...

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