Accession Number : AD0267272

Title :   SEQUENTIAL QUEUING MODELS: OPTIMIZING SERVICE SYSTEMS BY VARYING THE SERVICE CAPACITY

Corporate Author : CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s) : DOGRUSOZ,HALIM

Report Date : 19 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : To date, queuing theory was primarily concerned with determining the number of service facilities that should be designed into a system which provides service of random duration for demands which arrive randomly. It is generally assumed that all the available facilities will be in operation: Here, how to vary the service capacity of available facilities which are in operation as a function of queue length is considered so as to minimize the total cost of system peration. The single-station problem is discussed generally. A mathematical model is constructed and techniques for solving it are presented. The possibilities of extending the findings to multiple-service channels are indicated. Finally the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *PROBABILITY, *SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS, COSTS, EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE