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Product Queue Variability

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Book: Principles Of Product Development Flow Product Queues
  • Queues also depend a lot on the variability of the arrival and servicing process though much less than the capacity utilization factor \(\rho\)

  • Thus even if we eliminate servicing variability, it wouldn’t eliminate queues.

    • There would still be variability in arrivals.
    • This would only give a maximum reduction in queue size of half
    • Variability in servicing also has economic importance