Jam before Bottleneck

Jam of material before a bottleneck

Jam of material before a bottleneck C. Image by Christoph Roser.

A bottleneck in process C leads to blocking of products and processes before the bottleneck and starving of products and processes after the bottleneck. The products (green balls) are piling up before the bottleneck process C, and are missing afterwards.

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