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Computers --- The Key to Modern Manufacturing Scheduling

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2 Author(s)
Gravel, Jean-Paul.J ; General Electric Company ; Kavanagh, Thomas F.

Manufacturing operations with poor scheduling plans are headed for trouble. Load capacity analysis is a technique for measuring the feasibility and desirability of proposed scheduling plans. Simply stated mathematically, load capacity analysis consists of a series of multiplications and additions, However, the numerous computations in a typical problem usually take more time than can be allowed. The paper describes an special purpose analog computer specifically designed to solve this problem in a matter of minutes.

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Production Techniques, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 1 )