Publication
Title
An open queueing network for lead time analysis
Author
Abstract
In this paper we develop an open queueing network for a multi-product multi-machine job-shop in a make-to-order environment. The job-shop produces a variety of products which are characterized by individual general arrival rates and individual general production rates for the machines on their deterministic routings. By incorporating the machines into a general open queueing network. we obtain the average, variance and probability distribution of the individual product lead times. The open queueing network will be illustrated by application to a real-life example existing at Recticel Bedding Hulshout. In addition to using a flexible and computational efficient approach, we methodologically reveal that the approximate queueing network is suitable to rapidly provide an answer to managerial questions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
IIE transactions. - Norcross, Ga, 1982 - 2016
Publication
Norcross, Ga : Institute of Industrial engineers , 2002
ISSN
0740-817X [print]
1545-8830 [online]
Volume/pages
34 :1 (2002) , p. 1-9
ISI
000173879200001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 03.01.2013
Last edited 11.09.2021
To cite this reference