Presents a multi-stage flow lines with intermediate buffers approximated by two-stage lines using repeated aggregation. Characteristics of the aggregation method; Problems associated with the analysis and design of production lines.

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de Koster, R. (1987). Estimation of Line Efficiency by Aggregation. International Journal of Production Research, 615–626. Retrieved from