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Lot size versus flow time (multiple products)

The relationship between lot size and flow time is described with the help of the M/G/1 queueing model.


Rho traffic intensity
E{T} mean processing time of a lot
Ws mean flow time
Wq mean waiting time

Kendall/Lee/Taha notation for queueing models: (a,b,c):(d,e,f)-System


- Karmarkar, U.S., Lot Sizes, Lead Times and In-Process Inventories, in: Management Science 33 (1987), S. 409-418
- Zimmermann, G., Quantifizierung der Bestimmungsfaktoren von Durchlaufzeiten und Werkstattbeständen, in: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft 54(1984), S. 1016-1032 (in German)

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