A Shop Model for a Naval Air Rework Facility.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
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In the paper a model of a hydraulic shop in a naval air rework facility is developed. First, job flows within the shop are identified. Then, the various mechanisms controlling job flow are quantified. This formulation is made in terms of the standard manhours of work in the system rather than the more traditional approach which deals with the number of jobs in the system. The system cost structure is presented. Finally, the model is formulated as a Markov decision process. Analysis of the structure of the optimal decision policy for the model reveals an interesting characteristic. The control structure has inertia i.e., there is a reluctance to change the current policy in effect until it becomes absolutely necessary to do so. Author
- Operations Research