Accession Number:

AD0627143

Title:

LABOR AND MACHINE LIMITED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A number of investigations have been performed with models of machine limited production systems. In the main, the work has centered upon evaluation of alternative queue disciplines. In this paper, a model is proposed for studying systems in which both machines and labor are limiting resources. The proposed model include several design and control factors which offer promising subjects for research. These factors relate to labor and job assignment procedures and control, labor force training, and system flexibility as determined by equipment purchasing and employment policies. Results are reported for an initial set of experiments in which the labor assignment procedure and the size of the labor force are variables. Sugestions are given for further research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE