Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1993


Richard R. Deckro

Course Title

Engineering Management

Course Number

EMGT 506


This project is to develop an approach to the analysis of the bottlenecks in flow-shop operations. The focus is on the identification and elimination of bottlenecks in the flow-shop environment, while considering the balance between the costs and benefits of this bottleneck reduction/flow enhancement analysis. The approach developed in this paper utilizes the outof- kilter algorithm, minimum-maximum cost, and flow network algorithm to identify the bottlenecks, while maximizing the profit expected from the manufacture of certain products.


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