Accession Number : AD0726882

Title :   Parallel Operations of Sequential Service Lines with Interline Transfer.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Svestka,J. A. ; Nair,K. P. K.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Scientific analysis of servicing processes has resulted in the development of sequential servicing where in a unit requiring service is processed through a fixed number of stages sequentially. A detailed study of such a system has been presented by Boling. In this paper a large servicing system consisting of a finite number of identical sequential service lines is considered. These lines are operated in parallel but interline transfers of units are made whenever advantageous. Using time homogeneous Markov Chain, a model is developed for analyzing the operation of such a system. It is shown that interline transfers of units result in improved performance of the system. Practical considerations in the implementation of this mode of operation are discussed besides illustrating the model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*QUEUEING THEORY, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS)), (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, CURVE FITTING

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE