Potential unreliabilities in the manufacturing process have made the use of quality control procedures an important tool available to control a system's manufacturing quality. The purpose of this paper is to study the mutual effects of WIP inventory, manufacturing process reliability and quality control (CSP-1 inspection) in a queue-like manufacturing system, which is defined by two queues in tandem. Several observations are made that have implications to the strategic design of unreliable production systems with limited buffers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics