WIP and CSP-1 quality control in a tandem queueing production system

George Tsiotras, Charles S. Tapiero

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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