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The purpose of this research is to describe an implementation of Simplified Drum Buffer Rope (S-DBR), a scheduling methodology under Theory of Constraints, in service operations of a US military base. In doing so, this research contributes in two ways. For practitioners, this research is the first to show how S-DBR methodology can be utilised to improve the performance of labour relations. For academicians, this research is one of only a few to address the how questions of S-DBR use in a service context.
Chakravorty, S. S., & Hales, D. N. (2015). Improving labour relations performance using a Simplified Drum Buffer Rope (S-DBR) technique. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, 27(2), 102-113.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2015.1079744