Production control in a kanban-like system with defective outputs

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyze a simple model of a production system, controlled using a variant of the kanban system, where each stage may produce defective items. We use the model to compare alternative product-test sites and to explore in detail the benefits of improving production quality. We find, for example, that inspecting close to the source of production has clearly measurable economic benefits, and that quality-improvement efforts should be focused first on downstream stages. © 1992.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, YJ; Zipkin, PH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 155

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0925-5273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0925-5273(92)90027-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus