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In this document some efficiency measures of the operation of a serial line manufacturing are discussed from a stochastic approach. In this work we use the concept of operations decoupling in manufacturing systems to place buffers between each operation in order to reduce sequential interdependence between downstream and upstream operations. This will also maintain the output of the production line. Some formulas are developed to compute steady-state performance measures and expected production, including the reliability of the system.