Production center: machine interference model
Consider a group of identically skilled operators consisting
of c persons in a production center handling a number of K identical automatic
machines. The machines process workpieces with exponential distributed processing
times. After processing of a workpiece, an operator is required to performe
the next setup of the machine. This requires an exponential distributed amount
of the operator's time.
The M/M/c:GD/K/K queueing model is used to computes the performance
criteria of this production center.
- Taha (1992)
- Buzacott/Shanthikumar (1993), Chapter 2