Object structure

Title:

A framework for additional server activation

Creator:

Savić, Gordana ; Makajić-Nikolić, Dragana ; Vujošević, Mirko

Subject and Keywords:

queue ; additional server ; activation rule ; Petri nets ; data envelopment analysis

Abstract:

This paper assesses the performance of the queuing system with several fixed and additional multitask servers. The additional server serves customers in the case of necessity to avoid congestion and decrease the number of impatient customers. An additional server will be activated whenever the length of queue becomes greater than or equal to user defined size i.e. threshold value. Also, this server will be switched off when the length of queue falls below user defined size, but ongoing service has to be finished. The main issue is to decide when and how long the additional server would work with customers. This paper proposes a methodology to choose the best activation rule for the work of an additional server, based on the performance evaluation of queuing system. The Petri nets (PN) simulation is used to calculate the performance measures. Relative efficiency evaluation of different activation rules is carried out by data envelopment analysis (DEA). The methodology is applied on real-life data collected from a postal office.

Publisher:

Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology

Place of publication:

Poznań

Object type:

artykuł

Identifier:

e-ISSN 2083-4950 ; p-ISSN 2083-4942

Language:

eng

Relation:

Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania ; Politechnika Poznańska ; Strona czasopisma

Rights Management:

Politechnika Poznańska

Publication date:

2012

Format:

pp. 387-397

Rights:

wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone

Access rights:

dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Rights holder:

Politechnika Poznańska

Digital object format:

application/pdf