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**On queueing network models of flexible manufacturing systems.**
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Zbl 0649.90061

This paper outlines the state-of-the-art in studying flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) using analyticaal queueing network models. These include Jackson networks, reversible networks and approximate models of non-product-form networks. The focus is on identifying the major features of the models as they relate to the operational characteristics of FMSs. Prescriptive models concerning the optimal design and/or operational control of FMS networks are also discussed.

### MSC:

90B30 | Production models |

90B22 | Queues and service in operations research |

60K25 | Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory) |

### Keywords:

performance analysis; flexible manufacturing systems; queueing network; Jackson networks; optimal design
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\textit{J. A. Buzacott} and \textit{D. D. Yao}, Queueing Syst. 1, No. 1, 5--27 (1986; Zbl 0649.90061)

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