When the job is stationary and crews work on it in a fixed sequence, the problems of analysis are vastly different from those of a production line. Units in these systems are often large and relatively immobile as compared to those processed by typical production line systems. Typical is the overhaul of large machines, repetitive construction projects, missile firings and manufacture of large units such as aircraft or ships. The design of efficient systems for these activities is often more difficult than for more traditional production lines since, in many cases, operation times are more variable, physical restrictions are more severe, and cost factors are more extreme.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Industrial Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Boling, R
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 12-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1971 12:00AM