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Widget Throughput Model

Ryan Roper -

In this simple model, widgets are processed at a warehouse for 30 days. The widgets arrive at a rate of about once every two hours. It takes a certain amount of time (1.8 hrs) to process each widget and ship it out and only one widget can be processed at a time. The model computes the fraction of time the processor is idle and a probability distribution of how many widgets will be in the warehouse one month after they start arriving.

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  • events
  • discrete
  • delay
  • process
  • throughput
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