J. Brian Atwater is an associate professor of operations management at Utah State University. He earned his Ph.D. in operations management at the University of Georgia. Dr. Atwater is certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). He has received lead auditor training in ISO 9000 and is also a certified academic associate (JONAH) of the Goldratt Institute and he currently works as an examiner for the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. He has provided professional consulting services for several manufacturing operations including 3M, Apple Computers, Inc., Carrier, and Schuller/Manville Corporation. His research interests focus on the application of world-class manufacturing systems such as the Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing Techniques. He has published several articles in various journals including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Productions Inventory Management Journal, and Cost Management Journal.
A STUDY OF THE UTILIZATION OF CAPACITY CONSTRAINED RESOURCES IN DRUM-BUFFER-ROPE SYSTEMS*
Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
© 2002 Production and Operations Management Society
Production and Operations Management
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 259–273, June 2002
How to Cite
ATWATER, J. B. and CHAKRAVORTY, S. S. (2002), A STUDY OF THE UTILIZATION OF CAPACITY CONSTRAINED RESOURCES IN DRUM-BUFFER-ROPE SYSTEMS*. Production and Operations Management, 11: 259–273. doi: 10.1111/j.1937-5956.2002.tb00495.x
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
- Received May 2000; revisions received September 2000 and February 2001; accepted August 2001.
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