Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


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P. Savory and G.T. Mackulak (1996), “Cycle Time Estimation for Simulating a Tandem Queueing Systems Using Aggregation Techniques,” Simulation: Transactions for the Society of Computer Simulation, Volume 13, No. 3, pp. 125-133


One approach to simulating a single-server tandem queuing system is to explicitly model each of the production stages. In this paper, we apply queueing theory, a recursive algorithm, and composite random number sampling to develop an equivalent aggregate representation consisting of only a single production stage. Preliminary test results indicate that the aggregation works well for estimating the mean and variability of the total cycle time.