Waiting line model applications in manufacturing

S. Subba Rao, A. Gunasekaran, S. K. Goyal, T. Martikainen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations


Improving manufacturing and attaining manufacturing excellence to gain competitive advantage has attracted a lot of attention in the last few years. Many manufacturing operations and many of the technological advances in manufacturing systems like FMS, AGVs, GT, CIM, cellular manufacturing, AS/RS and JIT production systems admit modelling via waiting line or queueing theory. In this paper, the literature available on the application of waiting line models in manufacturing is reviewed. Future research directions on waiting line model applications for improving the performance of the manufacturing are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 5 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Waiting line model applications in manufacturing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this