Capacity allocation in a transient queue

B.W.J. Mathijsen, B. Zwart

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We consider an optimal capacity allocation problem of a two-period queueing model, being in steady-state in the first time interval, but changing parameters at the instance of the new period. The error in the objective function made by disregarding the transient phase before reaching stationarity in this second interval is quantified and approximated. Furthermore, we analyze the consequence of staffing the system according to its steady-state behavior and propose a corrected staffing rule.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 (Philadelphia PA, USA, November 1-4, 2015)
Place of PublicationCatonsville
PublisherINFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventINFORMS annual meeting 2015 - Pennsylvania Convention Center & Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20154 Nov 2015


ConferenceINFORMS annual meeting 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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