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Productivity of Paced Parallel-Serial Manufacturing Lines With and Without Crossover

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Theodor Freiheit, Moshe Shpitalni, S. Jack Hu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 126(2), 361-367 (Jul 08, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1688372 History: Received May 01, 2002; Revised November 01, 2003; Online July 08, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Example of production line configurations (a) pure serial, (b) pure parallel (c) parallel-serial no crossover, (d) parallel-serial with crossover, (e) hybrid, (f ) non-SPP (Spicer et al., 7)
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Productivity comparison parallel-serial line machine availability 0.9
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Productivity ratio comparison parallel-serial line machine availability 0.9
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Productivity ratio comparison parallel-serial line number of machines per Line 6
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Productivity of parallel-serial configurations of constant twenty-four machines
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Distribution of production configuration with crossover
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Distribution of production configurations without crossover
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Production distribution of parallel-serial configuration with crossover of constant twenty-four machines
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Line configuration example

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