Job flow control in assembly operations Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, the authors develop a state variable feedback control for a class of assembly operations. The objective of this control is to increase the number of jobs completed within a time horizon T while keeping the job cycle times within an acceptable range with a prespecified probability. The assembly operations are modeled as stochastic timed-event graphs which in the (max, +) algebra are characterized by a set of linear stochastic difference equations.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Ayhan, H., & Wortman, M. A

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Ayhan, H||Wortman, MA

publication date

  • April 1999