Accession Number : AD0619766

Title :   AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION AND MODEL PROPOSAL OF A JOBSHOP-LIKE QUEUEING SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Roy D.

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This paper reports the results of a comprehensive study of an operating machine shop as a network of jobshop like queueing models. Ninety thousand observations are collected over a seven month period to measure the Erlang model, required arrival, service, length of queue and waiting line distributions at each work center in the shop. The Erlang or modified Erland queueing model is rejected as generally applicable to the work center in the operating jobshop. The structural assumptions (but not the solution) to a more realistic work center queueing model is proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, QUEUEING THEORY), (*QUEUEING THEORY, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE), (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE