Application of Multi-Channel Infinite Queuing Network in a Noodle Production Company
In this research, the production line was modeled according to the various workstation processes for noodle production and optimized with a multi-channel queuing network for application in a food (noodle production company). The service and arrival times for processing in each work station was calculated on an average basis daily. The average utilization of each workstation for noodle process was also determined by mathematical models using the multi-channel queuing system for an infinite queuing network.. It was observed that the arrival rate ranges of 10-25 units/minute was processed at each workstation and the rate of service of each process was from 12-16 units/minutes. The time for each process varied as the highest arrival rate and service were observed at packaging station while the lowest was observed at the cutting station. The workstation most utilized was the cutting (slicking) workstation and the least utilized was the rolling station. In summary, the noodle production company can be able to increase its productivity if results obtained from this research are implanted on the production workstations for each of the processes.