Operating and maintenance policies of a service system

N. Finger, A. Mehrez

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In this paper we analyze the effects of various nonoptimal operating maintenance policies on the level of service provided by a system of N units, M of which need to be in continuous operation. It is shown that policies that utilize the units' characteristics are more efficient than first in first out (FIFO) or random policies. A comparison between these policies and an optimal one is made with respect to small systems. Furthermore, the problem of assigning priorities in such systems is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

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  • Computer Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)

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