Process flow industry-scheduling and control using theory of constraints

J. Cox*, E. Schragenheim, B. Ronen

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This paper discusses the applicability of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in the process flowindustry and compares TOe to the current practice. The Drum-BufferRope methodology is altered to meet the needs of the process flow environment. Guidelines for the strategic location of and determination of the reduced WIP inventory levels are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1867-1877
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes


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