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Refining a workload control (WLC) concept: a case study. / Stevenson, M.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2006, p. 767-790.

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Stevenson, M 2006, 'Refining a workload control (WLC) concept: a case study', International Journal of Production Research, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 767-790. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540500338070

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Stevenson, M. (2006). Refining a workload control (WLC) concept: a case study. International Journal of Production Research, 44(4), 767-790. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540500338070

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Stevenson, M. / Refining a workload control (WLC) concept: a case study. In: International Journal of Production Research. 2006 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 767-790.

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