A Decomposition Approximation for Finite-Buffered Flow Lines of Exponential QueuesEuropean Journal of Operational Research (1994)
Tandem queueing networks may be used as an alternative to simulation in evaluating the performance of proposed flow lines with finite work-in-process buffers. A new approximation is proposed for estimating the throughput rate and work-in-process inventory of finite-buffered exponential queues in series. The approximation is applied to several sets of previously published test problems and is shown to consistently perform well relative to existing models. In addition, a large simulation experiment is conducted to examine the robustness of the approximation under a wide range of parameter settings.
Publication DateApril, 1994
Citation InformationMark C. Springer. "A Decomposition Approximation for Finite-Buffered Flow Lines of Exponential Queues" European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 74 Iss. 1 (1994)
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