The MREPAR.lng Model

Machine Repairman Problem

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This example illustrates the tradeoff between the cost of service people and the costs of machine downtime. In our model, we have ten machines that have a tendency to break down randomly. It costs $350/hour in lost production whenever a machine is broken. The question we need to answer is how many service people should we hire to minimize th total cost of down time and salaries for service people.


Forecasting | Uncertainty | Machine Repair Man | Queuing |