Accession Number : AD0288933

Title :   TANDEM QUEUES WITH DYNAMIC PRIORITIES

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : GRINDLAY,ANDREW A.

Report Date : 10 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The behavior of series of queues in tandem, where priority of service is governed by duedate-like ''dynamic priorities'', is studied. The main results concern the asymptotic behavior of the equilibrium waiting-time distributions. The sequencing of work in a production facility is one of the most important functions of production control. Done well, sequencing can contribute immeasurably to the profitability of an enterprise; done poorly, it can cause tardiness, dissatisfied customers and inefficient use of men and machines. The research reported on here was undertaken to provide information useful for improving sequencing techniques. While the systems being studied are thought of in a manufacturing context, they relate also to service facilities not generally considered to be manufacturing systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *PROBABILITY, DECISION MAKING, QUEUEING THEORY, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE