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Two stage paced lines

Two stage paced lines

  • Introduction
    The main objective of this module is to give an introduction to two-stage transfer lines and general serial systems. This module is mainly focused on two-stage paced lines with buffers and system reduction rules in serial systems. The module is intended for use as a regular lecture in a graduate introductory course to Manufacturing Systems Analysis, or a self-contained support lecture in a graduate course that focuses on modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems. The background knowledge required for the module is elementary knowledge of assembly lines and serial systems. In particular, it will be helpful if the student has some knowledge in probability and statistics. The module is designed to make the students active participants in the lecture's exercises. This is made possible by the use of Active Learning techniques. The module design is tailored for a class that has been divided into teams. The ideal size of the teams is three or four students. However, smaller or larger teams can also be accommodated without any changes to the module's structure.
  • Instructional Objectives
    • Evaluate the effectiveness (availability) of a transfer line given the
    • Buffer capacities
    • Failure rates for each workstation
    • Repair rates for each workstation
    • Find the optimal location of the buffer for any N-stage transfer line
  • Student Materials
  • Instructor guide
  • Reading Assessment
  • Assignment
  • Web Material


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