Transient analysis of bernoulli serial line with perishable products

Feng Ju, Jingshan Li, John A. Horst

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Manufacturing systems with perishable products are widely observed in practice. In such systems, the quality of the product is highly affected by the time waiting for the next operation, i.e., the residence time of intermediate parts within the system. The parts that reach the maximum allowable residence time need to be scrapped, thus impeding the production. To study such systems, transient analysis is needed. In this paper, a two-machine Bernoulli serial line model with finite buffer and perishable products is presented to analyze the transient behavior. Analytical formulas are derived and the accuracy is justified numerically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1670-1675
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bernoulli model
  • Perishable products
  • Residence time
  • Transient analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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