Master of Science
John M. Carroll
While the process times of stages in a production line will vary from stage to stage about some distibution mean, delay time in the line can be minimized by decoupling the stages. A functional relationship is presented for determining the optimum buffer capacity for a known output rate.
Kitter, Richard A., "Investigation of interstage buffering and its effects" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3586.