Kim, David S. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
- Production system configurations
- Production control and scheduling
- Performance measures
- Total systems approach
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- Additional Readings
A collection of workstations that perform operations such as manufacturing, assembly, inspection, finishing, and testing to create products. A workstation is a collection of resources that performs the same or similar operations for the same set of products. The resources at a workstation may be automated machines, machines operated by humans, or human operators performing manual operations. The storage and delivery of both raw materials and finished products are also part of the production system, but the focus here will be on the system that transforms materials and/or components into products.
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