Title | Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems [electronic resource] / edited by David D. Yao |
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Imprint | New York, NY : Springer New York, 1994 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2670-3 |

Descript | XV, 360 p. 7 illus. in color. online resource |

SUMMARY

Manufacturing systems have become increasingly complex over recent years. This volume presents a collection of chapters which reflect the recent developments of probabilistic models and methodologies that have either been motivated by manufacturing systems research or been demonstrated to have significant potential in such research. The editor has invited a number of leading experts to present detailed expositions of specific topics. These include: Jackson networks, fluid models, diffusion and strong approximations, the GSMP framework, stochastic convexity and majorization, perturbation analysis, scheduling via Brownian models, and re-entrant lines and dynamic scheduling. Each chapter has been written with graduate students in mind, and several have been used in graduate courses that teach the modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems

CONTENT

1 Jackson Network Models of Manufacturing Systems -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Jackson Networks -- 1.3 The Throughput Function and Computation -- 1.4 Monotonicity of the Throughput Function -- 1.5 Concavity and Convexity -- 1.6 Multiple Servers -- 1.7 Resource Sharing -- 1.8 Arrangement and Majorization -- 1.9 Conclusions -- 1.10 Notes -- 1.11 References -- 2 Hierarchical Modeling of Stochastic Networks, Part I: Fluid Models -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 A Flow Network in Discrete Time -- 2.3 Flow Networks in Continuous Time -- 2.4 Linear Fluid Network and Bottleneck Analysis -- 2.5 Functional Strong Law of Large Numbers -- 2.6 Applications and Hints at Prospects of Fluid Models -- 2.7 References and Comments -- 2.8 References -- 3 Hierarchical Modeling of Stochastic Networks, Part II: Strong Approximations -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The Model -- 3.3 Preliminaries -- 3.4 The Main Results -- 3.5 Fitting Parametes -- 3.6 Proof of the Main Results -- 3.7 References, Possible Extensions and Future Research -- 3.8 References -- 4 A GSMP Framework for the Analysis of Production Lines -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 GSMP and Its Scheme -- 4.3 Structural Properties of the Scheme -- 4.4 The (a, 6, k) Tandem Queue -- 4.5 Properties with Respect to (a, b, k) -- 4.6 Line Reversal -- 4.7 Subadditivity and Ergodicity -- 4.8 Cycle Time Limits -- 4.9 Notes -- 4.10 References -- 5 Stochastic Convexity and Stochastic Majorization -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Stochastic Order Relations: Functional Characterizations -- 5.3 Second-Order Stochastic Properties -- 5.4 Arrangement and Likelihood Ratio Orderings -- 5.5 Stochastic Rearrangement and Majorization -- 5.6 Notes -- 5.7 References -- 6 Perturbation Analysis of Production Networks -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Overview Through the Single-Machine Model -- 6.3 Differentiation -- 6.4 Analysis of the Single-Machine Model -- 6.5 Production Networks -- 6.6 Steady-State Derivative Estimation -- 6.7 Concluding Remarks -- 6.8 Notes -- 6.9 References -- 7 Scheduling Networks of Queues: Heavy Traffic Analysis of a Bi-Criteria Problem -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 A Single Server Queue -- 7.3 A Closed Network -- 7.4 A Network with Controllable Inputs -- 7.5 An Example -- 7.6 A Review of Related Results -- 7.7 References -- 8 Scheduling Manufacturing Systems of Re-Entrant Lines -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Re-Entrant Lines: The Models -- 8.3 Fluctuation Smoothing Scheduling Policies to Reduce Variance of Lateness, Variance of Cycle-Time, and Mean Cycle-Time -- 8.4 Stability of LBFS, SRPTS, EA, EDD and All Least Slack Scheduling Policies -- 8.5 Dynamic Scheduling of a Single Machine with Set-Up Times: A Push Model -- 8.6 Clear-A-Praction Policies -- 8.7 A Lower Bound on Optimal Cost -- 8.8 A Good CAF Policy -- 8.9 Non-Acyclic Manufacturing Systems with Set-Up Times -- 8.10 Concluding Remarks -- 8.11 Notes -- 8.12 References

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