Effect of Variable Arrival & Service Times on Throughput & Utilization
Inspired by the “matchstick game” from
, by Goldratt and Cox
Configuration & Control
* Job arrival and job processing are Poisson processes; i.e. interarrival and processing times are exponentially distributed.
Number of processing stations
Initial job queue at each station
New job arrival rate (jobs per unit time)*
Service rate (jobs per unit time) of each station*
Animation delay (in milliseconds) between events
Simulation run length, in simulated time units
Statistics reset time, in simulated time units
Next Event Time
Avg. Job Queue
Avg. Time to Complete*
* Start-to-finish processing time, for jobs which begin and end during the simulation run.