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Reflections on queue modelling from the last 50 years

Worthington, D J (2009) Reflections on queue modelling from the last 50 years. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 (S1). S83-S92.

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    Abstract

    Queueing theory continues to be one of the most researched areas of operational research, and has generated numerous review papers over the years. The phrase 'queue modelling' is used in the title to indicate a more practical emphasis. This paper uses work taken predominantly from the last 50 years of pages of the Operational Research Quarterly and the Journal of the Operational Research Society to offer a commentary on attempts of operational researchers to tackle real queueing problems, and on research foci past and future. A new discipline of 'queue modelling' is proposed, drawing upon the combined strengths of analytic and simulation approaches with the responsibility to derive meaningful insights for managers.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Operational Research Society
    Uncontrolled Keywords: queueing theory ; queueing models ; simulation
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 45502
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:33
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45502

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