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Title
An open queueing network for lead time analysis
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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
Publication
2002
Volume/pages
34:1(2002), p. 1-9
ISI
000173879200001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 09.10.2017
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