Accession Number:

AD0697389

Title:

PRIORITY DISPATCHING AND ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IN A JOB SHOP,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A report is made on an experimental investigation of priority dispatching in a job shop whose output feeds into an assembly shop. Procedures are investigated for meshing the jobs of a product by either having jobs progress at the same rate based on information about the number of operations remaining, or having jobs completed by some due date. Two-level priority procedures are presented that group jobs by how critically their completion affects the assembly of their product, and then use a shortest-processing-time method within these major groupings. Statistics are collected that indicate where congestion occurs and help in deriving some of the priority rules. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE