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    Author(s): H. Dean Claxton
    Date: 1972
    Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-87. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 10 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    A method for solving a class of problems in random sequential processes is presented. Sawing cedar pencil blocks is used to illustrate the method. Equations are developed for the function representing loss from improper sizing of blocks. A weighted over-all distribution for sawing and drying operations is developed and graphed. Loss minimizing changes in the control variables of saw settings are calculated from the developed equations.

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    Citation

    Claxton, H. Dean. 1972. Optimum target sizes for a sequential sawing process. Res. Paper PSW-RP-87. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 10 p

    Keywords

    sawing, operations research, sequential processes, saw setting, mathematical analysis, quality control

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