This way, the production efficiency is achieved through:
- deployment of workstations in accordance with technological process
- synchronized time of operations done by one workstation or group of workstations working in parallel.
- transportation from one workstation to another without interruption,
- equal time of operations on all the workstation that make up the pipeline.
Conditions to achieve smooth operation of pipeline are:
- stability of demand - irregular demand causes problems with changing setups and production to store.
- products or services must be normalized, - this causes in-elasticity of production,
- high need for timely and compliant supply,
- all tasks need to be specified and standardized to allow smooth work,
- work must meet accepted standards - production does not provide time to correct the deficiencies
- all machines and equipment must be in working order - failures destabilize entire production line,
- support operations must be planned and performed ahead of time,
- control procedure is integral part of whole process,
- it is necessary to synchronize all the machine centers by creating "tact" of production line.
Advantages and disadvantages
- transparency and clarity of the production process
- easy organization of work and production,
- full use of working time,
- ease of coordination and synchronization of work,
- provide rhythm and efficient work,
- fast preparation of staff to perform the work,
- short time and low cost of transport,
- ease, high efficiency and the effectiveness of quality control,
- short production cycle,
- reduction in the inventory of materials and semi-finished products,
- reduced labor costs.
- relatively narrowed range of manufactured products,
- dependence on production discipline, rhythm and the quality of work
- high cost of purchase and maintenance of equipment
- monotone work
- Monsifrot, A., Bodin, F., & Quiniou, R. (2002). A machine learning approach to automatic production of compiler heuristics. In Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications (pp. 41-50). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.