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WHAT I LEARNED 26 Jun 2010 Types of Processes I learned the meaning of buffering, blocking and starving within types of processes in operations and supply management. Buffering refers to a storage area between stages where the output of a stage is placed prior to being used in a downstream stage. I always thought of buffering as a cushion to lessen the shock or as smoothing out the swirls while you buffer your automobile. Blocking occurs when the activities in the stage must stop because there is no place to deposit the item just completed.
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Unformatted text preview: I’ve always thought of blocking as preventing one or something to go, such as blocking ones path to move on. Starving occurs when the activities in a stage must stop because there is no work. Wow, I’ve always thought of it as going hungry all day. Reference: Jacobs, R. F., Chase, R. B., & Aquilano, N. J. (2009). Operations & supply management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Pg 164....
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