Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies

Jennifer Bekki, Gerald T. Mackulak, John Fowler

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Abstract

Previous work has shown that the Cornish-Fisher expansion (CFE) can be used successfully in conjunction with discrete event simulation models of manufacturing systems to estimate cycle-time quantiles. However, the accuracy of the approach degrades when non-FIFO dispatching rules are employed for at least one workstation. This paper suggests a modification to the CFE-only approach which utilizes a power data transformation in conjunction with the CFE. An overview of the suggested approach is given, and results of the implemented approach are presented for a model of a non-volatile memory factory. Cycle-time quantiles for this system are estimated using the CFE with and without the data transformation, and results show a significant accuracy improvement in cycle-time quantile estimation when the transformation is used. Additionally, the technique is shown to be easy to implement, to require very low data storage, and to allow easy estimation of the entire cycle-time cumulative distribution function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Pages1829-1835
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2006Dec 6 2006

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Other2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period12/3/0612/6/06

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Data storage equipment
Discrete event simulation
Distribution functions
Industrial plants

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Bekki, J., Mackulak, G. T., & Fowler, J. (2006). Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 1829-1835). [4117820] https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2006.322962

Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies. / Bekki, Jennifer; Mackulak, Gerald T.; Fowler, John.

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2006. p. 1829-1835 4117820.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bekki, J, Mackulak, GT & Fowler, J 2006, Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies. in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference., 4117820, pp. 1829-1835, 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC, Monterey, CA, United States, 12/3/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2006.322962
Bekki J, Mackulak GT, Fowler J. Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2006. p. 1829-1835. 4117820 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2006.322962
Bekki, Jennifer ; Mackulak, Gerald T. ; Fowler, John. / Indirect cycle-time quantile estimation for non-fifo dispatching policies. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2006. pp. 1829-1835
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