Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Gerald Smith

Second Advisor

Way Kuo

Abstract

Economic models for equipment replacement have been criticized for their inability to adequately capture the economic benefits of investments in modern technological equipment. In this paper, new models are developed that integrate the factors of machine utilization, interactions of equipment in a manufacturing system, and the manufacturing system's influence on product demand into the economic analysis process.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9058

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Bradley Charles Meyer

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8920166

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

108 pages

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