Queueing models for a flexible machining station. II: The method of Coxian phases. (English) Zbl 0553.90050

[For part I see the preceding review.] - A work station of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) is modeled as a multi-server queue with finite waiting room. The interarrival/service time distributions have squared coefficients of variations not less than 0.5 and are modeled as Coxian laws of two phases. A recursive scheme is developed to calculate the equilibrium queue length distribution. The model, together with the diffusion approximation model of part I, can be used to aid the design of FMS work stations.


90B22 Queues and service in operations research
60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)


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