A practical bottleneck detection method

Christoph Roser, Masaru Nakano, Minoru Tanaka

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel method for detecting the bottleneck in a discrete event system by examining the average duration of a machine being active for all machines. The machine with the longest average uninterrupted active period is considered the bottleneck. The method is widely applicable and also capable of analyzing complex and sophisticated systems. The results are highly accurate, distinguishing between bottleneck machines and non-bottleneck machines with a high level of confidence. This approach is very easy to use and can be implemented into existing simulation tools with little effort, requiring only an analysis of the log file which is readily available by almost all simulation tools. This method satisfies not only academic requirements with respect to accuracy but also industry requirements with respect to usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
EditorsB.A. Peters, J.S. Smith, D.J. Medeiros, M.W. Rohrer
Pages949-953
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 2001 Dec 92001 Dec 12

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period01/12/901/12/12

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Simulation Tool
Discrete event simulation
Discrete Event Systems
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Usability
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Roser, C., Nakano, M., & Tanaka, M. (2001). A practical bottleneck detection method. In B. A. Peters, J. S. Smith, D. J. Medeiros, & M. W. Rohrer (Eds.), Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 949-953)

A practical bottleneck detection method. / Roser, Christoph; Nakano, Masaru; Tanaka, Minoru.

Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. ed. / B.A. Peters; J.S. Smith; D.J. Medeiros; M.W. Rohrer. Vol. 2 2001. p. 949-953.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Roser, C, Nakano, M & Tanaka, M 2001, A practical bottleneck detection method. in BA Peters, JS Smith, DJ Medeiros & MW Rohrer (eds), Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. vol. 2, pp. 949-953, Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, United States, 01/12/9.
Roser C, Nakano M, Tanaka M. A practical bottleneck detection method. In Peters BA, Smith JS, Medeiros DJ, Rohrer MW, editors, Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2. 2001. p. 949-953
Roser, Christoph ; Nakano, Masaru ; Tanaka, Minoru. / A practical bottleneck detection method. Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. editor / B.A. Peters ; J.S. Smith ; D.J. Medeiros ; M.W. Rohrer. Vol. 2 2001. pp. 949-953
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