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The analysis of manufacturing systems with finite capacity and with general service time distributions is made of two steps: the distributions have first to be transformed into tractable phase-type distributions, and then the modified system can be analytically modelled. In this paper, we propose...
Serial production lines with machines having their quality parameters monotonically decreasing as a function of their efficiencies are analyzed. The Bernoulli reliability and quality models are assumed. It is shown that in such systems the production rate of good parts is a non-monotonic function...