—This paper presents a study on assembly-like queueing models which are used for modeling assembly operations in production lines and other manufacturing systems. Based on computer simulation results, we investigate how to allocate resources such as buffers or higher speed servers to optimize throughputs of the models. We propose several heuristic policies for effective resource allocation. The policies suggest that we should give priority to allocate extra resource to the neighborhood of downstream assembly nodes. These policies are useful in designing production systems and other assembly systems.
—Queueing network, production system, allocation problem, simulation, assembly system.
Y. Song is with Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University,UK, on leave from Department of System Management, Faculty of Information Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
M. Hasama is with the Department of Business Administration at Ube National College of Technology, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Yu Song and Masayoshi Hasama, "Some Observations on Resource Allocation in Assembly-Like Queueing Networks via Simulation Approach," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 146-149, 2014.