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Title: Yield comparison of push and pull control methods on production systems with unreliable machines
Authors: Ou, J. 
Jiang, J.
Keywords: Machine malfunctioning
Pull control method
Issue Date: 1997
Source: Ou, J.,Jiang, J. (1997). Yield comparison of push and pull control methods on production systems with unreliable machines. International Journal of Production Economics 50 (1) : 1-12. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In just-in-time manufacturing, the pull control method is used to coordinate feeding of work centers. It is reported to be responsible for the dramatic reduction of work-in-process inventory, which results in quick detection and correction of machine malfunctioning. As a consequence, production yield is increased and throughput time is decreased simultaneously. In this paper we analytically verify this premise and provide insight on its validity by using a tractable theoretical model of a simple production system. We show that, for a production system in which some machines may malfunction and produce defective parts, the just-in-time pull control method achieves a higher yield than the traditional push control method with equal production throughput.
Source Title: International Journal of Production Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44896
ISSN: 09255273
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