IIE Annual Conference and Exhibition
May 19-22, 2002
A nonlinear programming model is developed for analyzing the queuing model of a kanban controlled system with fork/join synchronization stations. The model finds the minimum number of kanbans for a given throughput requirement or the maximum throughput for a given number of kanbans, where servers have different exponential service times. Furthermore, it aids understanding of kanban systems.
Heedong Kim and Sarah M. Ryan. "A New Analytical Evaluation Model for Kanban Controlled Systems with Fork/Join Synchronization Stations" Orlando, FLProceedings of the 2002 IIE Annual Conference and Exhibition
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_m_ryan/106/