The literature survey and analysis of the bottleneck shifting problems

Cheng Lung Hung*, Sheng Hung Chang, Rong-Kwei Li

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This paper analyzes the occurrence of bottleneck shifting and its relative topics- (1) the definition of bottleneck and bottleneck shifting, (2) the possibility of bottleneck shifting, (3) the effect of bottleneck shifting on the production performances, and (4) the actions for averting bottleneck shifting. This research contributes to the improvement of the constraint scheduling and to the emphasis on the shop floor management concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalKung Yeh Kung Chieng Hsueh K'an/Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Bottleneck
  • Bottleneck shifting
  • Drum-Buffer-Rope
  • Theory of constraints


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