Accession Number : AD0697389

Title :   PRIORITY DISPATCHING AND ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IN A JOB SHOP,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Maxwell,W. L.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A report is made on an experimental investigation of priority dispatching in a job shop whose output feeds into an assembly shop. Procedures are investigated for meshing the jobs of a product by either having jobs progress at the same rate based on information about the number of operations remaining, or having jobs completed by some due date. Two-level priority procedures are presented that group jobs by how critically their completion affects the assembly of their product, and then use a shortest-processing-time method within these major groupings. Statistics are collected that indicate where congestion occurs and help in deriving some of the priority rules. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, PROCESSING), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SCHEDULING), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, QUEUEING THEORY, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, TIME, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE