Springer Optimization and Its Applications

Analysis and Design of Discrete Part Production Lines

Authors: Papadopoulos, C.T., O'Kelly, M.E.J., Vidalis, M.J., Spinellis, D.

  • Collected in one book are descriptions of and generally accepted best approaches to the analysis of the major problems facing the designers of production lines. This book will greatly assist designers and researchers to quickly ascertain what production line problems have been solved and what areas need further investigation
  • There is additional software available online and as an integral part of the text. The information will allow consultants and designers to assess the performance of a specified production line. Scholars from around the world have kindly given us permission to use their tested software. It is to be hoped that consultants, designers and researchers will offer their own software for inclusion in future editions of the book
  • A useful overview of production systems is included to assist the younger analyst to understand the real problems facing the designers and managers of production lines and the context in which production lines are used in practice
  • Sufficient background material in mathematics is given to enable the non specialist reader to understand the basics of the analytical approaches used and of the software developed for numerical solution
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About this book

Analysis and Design of Discrete Part Production Lines provides a complete overview of production systems, investigating several production line problems, and describing the best approaches to the analysis of production line performance. Written by experts in the field of production and manufacturing research, this book also presents numerous techniques that can be used to describe and model various types of production lines.

 

Special Features:

* Includes access to a supplementary web-based software package, providing algorithms and examples, developed by distinguished experts of the field.

* Describes new results for evaluative techniques and design algorithms as well as several open problems in production line optimization.

* Presents in detail the theory and techniques that underlie production system management, design, and analysis, allowing the book to serve as an excellent introduction to newcomers in the field.

* Has potential for use in a graduate level course in industrial or manufacturing engineering, or in a business course with a manufacturing focus.

* Contains appendices providing an overview of several mathematical techniques employed to design and evaluate production line models.

 

This book is intended for researchers, production managers, and graduate students in industrial, mechanical, and systems engineering. Using the resources presented, consultants, engineers, and researchers will be able to design, evaluate, determine the behavior, and optimize the performance of both new and existing production lines.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book provides the reader with models and solutions to problems of server, workload and buffer allocation. … Every chapter concludes with a list of relevant references. … The book is equally interesting for use in university courses as well as for practitioners. I am not aware of many other books covering such a huge variety of practically relevant aspects and quantitative models on production lines on a limited number of pages.” (Erwin Pesch, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1182, 2010)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Manufacturing Systems: Types and Modeling

    Papadopoulos, Chrissoleon T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Evaluative Models of Discrete Part Production Lines

    Papadopoulos, Chrissoleon T. (et al.)

    Pages 25-99

  • The Design of Production Lines

    Papadopoulos, Chrissoleon T. (et al.)

    Pages 101-111

  • Work-Load and Server Allocation Problems

    Papadopoulos, Chrissoleon T. (et al.)

    Pages 113-129

  • The Buffer Allocation Problem

    Papadopoulos, Chrissoleon T. (et al.)

    Pages 131-159

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-89493-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2797-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysis and Design of Discrete Part Production Lines
Authors
Series Title
Springer Optimization and Its Applications
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89494-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89494-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89493-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2797-2
Series ISSN
1931-6828
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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