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См.: буферизация.




buffering - - The process of placing a cushion between two dependent entities to eliminate statistical fluctuations from passing between them or to reduce the lead time when treated as one continuous flow or path. The cushion can be time, stock, cash, capacity, etc.

Perspective: In lean buffering in the form of kanbans is placed between each pair of sequential workstations to cushion the impact of statistical fluctuations on flow. In contrast, in TOC buffers are placed strategically.

See:buffer max.