Use the Extend model for the three station serial system (Three
Station Serial.mox) in the Examples/Models and Methods
folder. Use a mean arrival time of 5 minutes and a mean service
time of 4 minutes for each station. Allow at most 2 units in
the queues for stations 2 and 3. Material is lost if a queue
is full. Measure the average cycle time, mean WIP, and throughput
a. Assume exponential service times and interarrival time distributions.
Use simulation for 1000 minutes. Make 10 runs and compute average
b. Comparing these results with the serial system with unlimited
queues, what observation can you make about the effects of limiting
the queue size on the system measures?