The Impacts of Consolidation of Repair Facilities
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The paper develops and illustrates an approach for analytically assessing the impacts on both costs and service of consolidation of repair facilities. The repair facilities are two echelon generalizations of the classical repairmen problem in which two types of failures occur, requiring repair at different echelons. The types of questions raised include the reduction in space possible under the consolidated configuration and yet still provide the same level of service, and the physical separation between the users and the consolidated repair facility that is economical. The method of analysis is based upon asymptolic approximation developed for the repairmen problem, valid when the number of operational equipments is large greater than 50. Three traffic intensity situations are investigated, depending upon the relationships of the number of spares, number of service channels, failure rates and repair rates.
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