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Unformatted text preview: Managing Business Process Flows Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem and Zemel, 2006, Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NY Chapter 5: Flow Rate and Capacity Analysis Flow Rate & Capacity Analysis Managing Business Process Flows , Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem & Zemel, 2006, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Throughput or average flow rate average number of flow units that flow through the process per unit of time Process capacity maximum sustainable flow rate of process Throughput and capacity depend on nature and mix of the flow units required activities, buffers & network structure resources allocated to performing activities operating procedures used to manage activities Resources Managing Business Process Flows , Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem & Zemel, 2006, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Resource pool collection of interchangeable resources that can perform an identical set of activities resource unit Unit load sum of work contents of all activities that utilize a resource unit Load batching resources can process several flow units simultaneously example - bread-baking oven Scheduled Availability period of time a resource is scheduled for operation Flow Rate Measurement Managing Business Process Flows , Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem & Zemel, 2006, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Flow rate and process capacity are both number of flow units per unit of time Determine average flow rate (throughput) of a stable process by 1 identify a particular entry and exit point in the process 2 observe the process over a given, extended period of time 3 measure the number of units that pass through the selected point in the selected period of time 4 compute the average number of flow units per unit of time Flow Rate Measurement Managing Business Process Flows , Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem & Zemel, 2006, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Theoretical capacity maximum sustainable flow rate if it were fully utilized during its scheduled availability (w/o idle periods) Theoretical capacity of a resource pool Theoretical bottleneck Resource pool with minimum theoretical capacity Theoretical capacity of a process theoretical capacity of slowest resource pool Theoretical bottleneck Bottleneck Theoretical capacity of resource unit in pool p R= 1/unit load = 1/T p Theoretical capacity of resource pool R p = c p (1/T p ) Flow Rate Measurement Managing Business Process Flows , Anupindi, Chopra, Deshmukh, Van Mieghem & Zemel, 2006, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Theoretical capacity maximum sustainable flow rate if it were fully utilized during its scheduled availability (w/o idle periods) Theoretical capacity of a resource pool Theoretical bottleneck Resource pool with minimum theoretical capacity Theoretical capacity of a process theoretical capacity of slowest resource pool...
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