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Modelling and simulation analysis of a bulk queueing system

Nithya R.P. (Department of Mathematics, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India)
Haridass M. (Department of Mathematics, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 27 August 2019

Issue publication date: 27 March 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide simulation modelling for bulk arrival bulk service queueing system involved in a textile industry and analyze the performance metrics.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper describes the simulation modelling of a bulk queueing system with limited number of admissions and multiple vacations. The model is developed for the proposed queueing system using Flexsim 2017, and it is explained through an application observed in a textile industry involving the process of cone winding.

Findings

In this paper, the simulation model has been developed to study the behaviour of queues at different resources in a production system. Various performance measures such as average components, average waiting time, total number of inputs and outputs, processing time and idle time involved in a textile industry are evaluated using simulation and justified through numerical illustration.

Practical implications

The proposed simulation model may be used in various scenarios wherever a real time situation exists related to bulk queueing system. The results produced in this paper can be used by the manufacturing industries to enhance the need-based accuracy. It is worth pointing out that the findings are of direct practical relevance and can be successfully used for a number of industrial applications.

Originality/value

The approach suggested in this paper attempts to deal with the queueing system involved in a textile industry and provides numerical results in less time with less computer resources. It provides a reasonably good approximation for simple and complex queueing models where it is difficult to find closed form of theoretical results.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would be grateful to thank the referees and the editor for their insightful comments and suggestions, which helped in bringing this paper to its present form.

Citation

R.P., N. and M., H. (2021), "Modelling and simulation analysis of a bulk queueing system", Kybernetes, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 263-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-07-2018-0414

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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