### Abstract

In the analysis of a manufacturing system, the analyst is often interested in the change in mean cycle time as a function of different throughput (start rate) levels. Since the variance of the mean cycle time generally increases as the start rate increases, an equal allocation of simulation effort at each simulated throughput level will result in confidence intervals of different widths. This paper discusses an approach for generating nearly equal sized mean cycle time confidence intervals at selected throughput levels when the computing budget is fixed (limited). The simulation effort allocation procedure described in this paper determines the proportion of the fixed budget to allocate at each throughput level based on the asymptotic variance.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference |

Editors | R.G. Ingalls, M.D. Rossetti, J.S. Smith, B.A. Peters |

Pages | 716-720 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Volume | 1 |

State | Published - 2004 |

Event | Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference - Washington, DC, United States Duration: Dec 5 2004 → Dec 8 2004 |

### Other

Other | Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference |
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Country | United States |

City | Washington, DC |

Period | 12/5/04 → 12/8/04 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)

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*Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference*(Vol. 1, pp. 716-720)